Community Conservation

The Community Conservation Initiative strives to bring community conservation practitioners together to identify current and emerging ecosystem stresses, share current ecosystem research and monitoring, formulate innovative ecosystem management and restoration practices, and to facilitate action and implementation of community ecosystem conservation recommendations.  Successful action largely depends on the improvement of collaboration between practitioners, resource users, academic institutions, environmental non-government organizations, landowners, government agencies, the private sector and other interested parties.  The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve aims to provide ample opportunities for collaboration, and to facilitate action through projects focused on mitigating conservation challenges.

This initiative also includes the creation of a comprehensive digital library. The Long Point World Biosphere will host an online searchable web-based library of pertinent reports and research from many sources. This library will enable conservation practitioners to readily access information to assist them in implementing the best management practices to ensure effective ecosystem management and restoration.

Community Conservation Initiative Objectives:

1) To have more individuals and organizations working effectively to restore and protect ecosystems;

2) Enhance collaboration between conservation practitioners; landowners, government agencies, academic institutions and environmental non-government organizations;

3) Enhance best management practices through sharing of knowledge;

4) Improve sharing and availability of information compiled in a searchable web-based digital library and via two public conferences.


Digital Library 

Access over 500 documents in our ever-growing database – from published research papers, to grey literature and case studies!

Research and Conservation Conference

Access past Conference proceedings, and learn more about how you can participate in, or attend our next big event!

Cultural & Ecosystem Stressor Workshops

Learn more about this series of Workshops that brought many local organizations together to discuss opportunities for projects and collaboration!


The Community Conservation Initiative has been made possible thanks to funding from sponsors including: the Ontario Trillium Fund, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Long Point Waterfowlers’ Association and University of Waterloo.

Additional support has been provided by: Long Point Region Conservation Authority,
Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation, OMNRF Lake Unit, and others.