• Our Own UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

    Hosting a remarkable stretch of the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized Niagara Escarpment, this unique portion of Ontario is a conservation gem worth protecting. Home to many Species At Risk, protecting the biodiversity who utilize this landform is a top priority.

  • Many Features Worth Protecting

    More than 52% of lands in Halton Region are protected from urban development. Between the Niagara Escarpment, the Greenbelt, and numerous publicly owned greenspaces, Halton Region is home to many features worth protecting.

Halton Region

Conservation Halton (CH) is the key EDRR Network partner in Halton Region. CH works to protect, restore and manage natural resources in one of Ontario’s most beautiful and diverse watersheds. This Conservation Authority includes world-renowned landscapes such as the Niagara Escarpment, Carolinian forests, Lake Ontario tributaries and many other unique features.  CH’s mandate is to create avenues for sustainable synergy between the natural world we live in and the 450,000 residents that make up the Halton watershed.CH logo_colour_horizontal (3)

Conservation Halton protects one of Ontario’s most diverse and ecologically interesting watersheds. Their programs include popular outreach programs such as the Halton Forest Festival, a week-long environmental education event for grade 6 and 7 students. Another notable strength of CH is their reputation for strong partnership programs including coordinated efforts with like-minded organizations including local Conservation Authorities and Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations. Together their programs promote the conservation of the world-renowned Niagara Escarpment, Carolinian forests, Lake Ontario shoreline and a number of other regionally significant features.

Halton Region in home to a number of biologically diverse habitats and land features prone to invasion by a number of invasive species. Connected to the Great Lakes by Lake Ontario and intersected by some of Canada’s largest highways Halton has a number of potential pathways for invasive species to enter the Region.