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Most Properties and Trails Are Open! Visit this link for a list of closures and about visiting properties during COVID-19.

The Administration Office is currently closed to the public. Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

We would like to remind all visitors to GSCA properties to use caution this time of year, as trails may be slippery due to ice and snow. 

Grey Sauble Conservation is one of 36 Conservation Authorities established in the Province of Ontario under the Conservation Authorities Act (R.S.O. 1990). 

Grey Sauble Conservation is a community-based environmental agency which owns and manages 11,734 hectares (28,995 acres) of some of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive lands in Grey and Bruce Counties.

Parking fees contribute to trail & grounds maintenance and protection, as well as tax payments for the 28,000 acres of natural areas that we own in Grey & Bruce Counties. They also go to ammenities such as washrooms, bridges, parking areas and pavilions.


GSCA owns and manages 11,734 hectares (28,995 acres) of land throughout its 3,191 square kilometre (1,983 square mile) jurisdiction.

At the GSCA we believe that time spent in nature has countless benefits for children that will last a lifetime, which is why the program allows campers to be outside exploring the environment around us!

If you are planning on building, changing the existing grade, adding or removing material if you are near a river, stream, lake, shoreline, wetland or slope, you may need a permit for these activities.

Our staff are experienced, certified and licenced to provide services that benefit you and your property. Check out more information about forestry services, tree orders and our annual tree sale.

Click to view publications such as Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Audit Statements, By-Laws and Applications forms.

Check out our employment opportunities.

GSCA charges fees for various services and programs. These include planning and permit fees, parking fees, mapping and forestry services.

Donations are greatly appreciated and help GSCA to undertake their important programs and maintain the beautiful properties that they own.

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Celebrate the “Mappiest” Day of the Year on November 14

Mark November 14, 2018 on your calendar and stop by the Grey County Administration Building (595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound) from 3pm – 7pm to celebrate GIS Day! Geographic Information System experts from Grey County, The City of Owen Sound, and Grey Sauble Conservation Authority will be on-hand to share and demonstrate the real-world applications of this technology and how it is making a difference in our society.


Hunting Season will Begin November 5th: Check the Map and Wear Orange

November 5, 2018, starts a week when deer hunting with a rifle is permitted for those with appropriate licences and tags in this part of Ontario. For those considering hunting on a Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) property it is important to be aware of where this activity is not permitted.
“Please be aware that GSCA does not allow hunting on all of our properties. To see the properties where this activity is permitted go to Permitted Uses Map. You can also purchase a copy of the map for $10 at the Grey Sauble Administration office,” Tim Lanthier, Lands and Habitats Coordinator.
As not all GSCA properties permit hunting, and this activity may pose a safety issue to non-hunters, GSCA staff and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will be monitoring for permitted uses on GSCA properties.
We suggest that you avoid hiking and other recreation activities in areas that permit hunting during the hunting seasons, particularly the deer rifle season during this first full week of November each year. If out, be aware and visible by wearing blaze orange clothes and hats. If you have a pack cover it in blaze orange. Ensure pets are kept on leash and wearing orange too during the fall season for their safety.
Be seen, be safe.
For further information

Tim Lanthier, Lands and Habitats Coordinator
Grey Sauble Conservation
237897 Inglis Falls Road, R.R.#4
Owen Sound
519 376-3076 ext 234

Sonya Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer
Grey Sauble Conservation
237897 Inglis Falls Road, R.R.#4
Owen Sound
519-376-3076 ext 223

Maintenance at GSCA Properties Have Started to Transition to Winter Services

Maintenance at GSCA properties have started to transition to winter services, which means the removal of garbage receptacles, the removal of the dock at Arran Lake, as well as the closure of washroom facilities.

Gatehouse staff are also done for the season and some property gates will be closed, but we continue to welcome walk-in visitors. Parking fees can be made via MacKay Pay.

Please remember to pack out all garbage!

See our Explore Brochure for information on winter parking.

If you have any questions, please contact our office (519-376-3076)

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