Stewardship initiatives on private land are crucial for creating Greenways in southern and eastern Ontario where most of the land base is in private hands. Through the Greenway Program, Ontario Nature brings together community members, farmers, conservationists, industry and government agencies to restore and enhance wildlife habitats, and to create connecting corridors of natural cover to enable plant and animal movement.
Our efforts have focused on:
- Community-based Greenway mapping (e.g., Grey-Bruce Greenway and Frontenac Arch Greenway)
- Working with farmers (e.g., Birds on the Farm and safe harbour stewardship agreements) and promoting Alternative Land-use Services (ALUS)
- Working with the aggregate industry to promote good stewardship and comprehensive rehabilitation (e.g., pits and quarries, Cornerstone Standards Council)