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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.

Latest News

GSCA Request for Proposal – Salary Review

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) requires the services of a consultant to undertake a staff salary review.  The role of GSCA and the activities that it is involved in can be seen on its website at www.greysauble.on.ca.

Download this RFP as a PDF here.

Help the Optimist Club Bring an Accessible Playground to Hibou Conservation Area!

Are you looking to make a donation this holiday season that will benefit your community? 

Consider supporting the Optimist Club of Sydenham and District’s fundraising efforts to bring an accessible playground to Hibou Conservation Area. They have raised $21,000 so far but need some help to reach their $55,000 goal! 

Visit GSCA’s Canada Helps page and select “Sydenham Optimists Hibou playground project” from the dropdown menu to make a donation today! 

Media Release (Nov. 19, 2020): Ontario Communities Put at Risk by Changes to Conservation Authorities Act

Lake Huron Shoreline Condition Statement

Message Number:2020-04 

Issued on:November 14, 2020 

Issued by:John Bittorf, Water Resources Coordinator 

TO: Lake Huron Shoreline Municipalities and Watershed Media 


A cold front associated with a low-pressure system is forecasted to move across Lake Huron and Georgian Bay on Sunday (Nov. 15, 2020) and into Monday (Nov. 16, 2020) bringing with it high winds. Strong southerly winds are expected to develop Sunday and are forecasted to swing to the west on Sunday evening and into Monday morning. Maximum sustained wind speeds of 40-50 km per hour with gusts up to 100 km per hour are expected. Winds are forecasted to diminish throughout the day Monday but will remain steady out of the west. The strong winds, combined with near record-high water levels on Lake Huron, will result in higher than normal waves hitting shoreline areas and potential lake surging. 

The increased wave height and lake surging may result in minor flooding of low-lying shoreline areas, as well as increased risk of erosion. 

This message will remain in effect until 12:00 pm on Monday November 16, 2020, unless local conditions warrant further updates. The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) will continue to monitor watershed conditions and will provide an update if required. 

Contact: John Bittorf, Water Resource Coordinator,j.bittorf@greysauble.on.ca, 519-270-9906    


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