Questions and answers

What are conserved lands?

What are conserved lands?

What exactly is Land Conservation? When you “conserve” something, you protect it from being damaged or destroyed. In the case of land conservation, the goal is to safeguard land in its natural state and, in some cases, covert developed properties back into greenspaces.

Can you build on conservation land in Ontario?

A registered conservation easement on this property does not allow for the building of any kind on the land. Even though the zoning allows it, the conservation easement takes precedent here and one could not build a home on the property.

What is conservation land in Canada?

The primary purpose of conservation lands is to conserve and manage important habitat for the benefit of regionally or internationally significant fish and wildlife species. This includes habitat that is vital for: Sensitive, vulnerable, or at-risk species.

Is conservation land protected?

Conservation Land: Land that is protected from development to some degree by an organization or agency whose primary mission includes protection of land and where the predominate feature and purpose of the land is open space/conservation/wildlife habitat.

What does conservation zoning mean?

Conservation areas are places where the local council has identified a significant streetscape or broader area in which the Historical Origins and relationships between the various elements create a sense of character that is worth preserving.

Who owns conservation land?

Under a conservation easement, the landowner retains ownership and use of the land, as well as the right to decide which activities will be allowed. A conservation easement does not affect a landowner’s ability to sell the land or pass it on to heirs.

What can you do with conservation land in Ontario?

Conservation Lands have many important uses, such as: They provide recreational opportunities for people to enjoy such as hiking, canoeing, camping, snowshoeing and many other outdoor activities. They provide living classrooms for schools, nature groups and others to explore and learn about nature.

What can you do with a conservation property?

With a conservation easement, you protect your land without giving up ownership. You can continue to live on it and use it, or sell it, or pass it on to your heirs.

Does Canada manage their forests?

Fact: Canada is a world leader in sustainable forest management. Canada has some of the most rigorous laws in the world for protecting forests and ensuring sustainable forest management. We are world leaders in scientific research that informs planning and management practices.

How does a conservation land trust work?

A land trust is a nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, by its stewardship of such land or easements, or by encouraging or assisting with good land use practices.

What does property in conservation mean?

A conservation easement is a voluntary, legal agreement that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. Also known as a conservation restriction or conservation agreement, a conservation easement is one option to protect a property for future generations.