© 2021 — Grey Sauble Conservation Authority

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.

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

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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.

RECENT NEWS

Watershed Conditions Statement

With the forecasted warmer weather and potential for rain over the next three days, the existing snow pack will be significantly reduced.  Snow cover (water content) is highly variable throughout our watersheds with some areas having up to 15cm (6”) of water content.  Most of the rest of the watersheds are around 7.5 cm (3”) to 10 cm (4”) with some areas in the lower range of 2.5 cm (1”) to 5 cm (2”). 

Bognor Marsh Re-opened

Bognor Marsh parking area and the access trail in from the parking area that were closed to the public due to forestry operations are now re-opened.

2019 Summer Jobs!

We are currently recruiting applicants for our 2019 summer job positions! We are looking for individuals who are dedicated and passionate about the natural environment to fill several roles within our organization.

Agricultural Land Lease Tender Bid Summary

Thank you to all who submitted a bid on Grey Sauble Conservation Authority’s Agricultural Land Lease tenders.
The bids for each property were opened on Friday, February 1, 2019, starting at 1:00pm. The bids were opened at the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Administrative Centre by the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Lands and Habitats Coordinator, and the Administrative Assistant.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Property Closures: Indian Falls Conservation Area is currently closed due to flooding on the trails. Skinners Marsh-McNab Lake Management Area is closed for a scheduled forestry operation. 

Please read Visiting Conservation Areas During COVID-19 for important info.

***PLANNING AND PERMITS SERVICE INTERRUPTION ADVISORY***
Please note that we are currently operating at a temporarily reduced capacity while also experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries to our Environmental Planning Department at this time. Please use our contact form only for inquiries related to planning and development permits. Inquiries must include all requested information for a response by a planning staff member.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Please note that due to concerns regarding COVID-19, GSCA has closed its Administrative Office to the public.  During this time, some GSCA staff will be working remotely and may not have access to office phones.

Please utilize email or website contact forms (for planning and development permit related inquiries) as the most reliable way to reach our staff at this time.

Visit this link for more information about visiting properties during COVID-19.  Please visit this link for ongoing updates related to COVID-19.

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