Securement of Priority Greenlands
York Region's commitment to land securement continues to grow. The public's commitment to, and support of, the environment is being demonstrated through charitable actions including donating conservation easements and land. The Region's Greening and Securement Strategies proactively pursue a variety of opportunities to protect a healthy and natural heritage system for current and future generations.
Achievements and Ongoing Activities
Since the adoption of the York Region Land Securement Strategy, 897 hectares (2,218 acres) have been protected by York Region or its partners, through conservation easements, donations, purchases, etc.
Partnerships continue with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust (ORMLT), and other stakeholders.
York Region has adopted a Regional Land Securement Strategy that is strategic and unique to the needs of York Region.
Landowner stewardship and securement programs have brought a number of potential conservation easements to the attention of York Region and our securement partners. Work on these projects is ongoing.