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A Gift of Land

You can leave a legacy for nature, forever. Many of the properties in our nature reserve system were gifts from people who wanted to donate a special piece of nature or leave a gift in their Will to acquire a nature reserve property.

Sunbeam along the forest path © AVTG

Our Nature Reserves

  • Given by people who love nature.
  • Cared for by people who love nature.
  • Owned and protected forever by members of Ontario Nature.

Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve

We are Growing!

Ontario Nature aims to acquire new properties to strategically expand our nature reserve system and protect some of Ontario’s most ecologically-significant areas forever. Your support will protect species at risk, rare plant communities and imperilled habitats.

Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve © Eleanor Thompson

You Can Help

  • Donate to a land acquisition campaign.
  • Make a gift in your Will to acquire new properties or support work to enhance the ecological integrity of nature reserves.
  • Participate in hands-on projects to restore habitats, protect at-risk species or collect data.
  • Make a gift of ecologically-significant land to add to an existing nature reserve or create a new one.
  • Become an Ontario Nature member and support efforts to care for nature.
Baptist Harbour Nature Reserve © Smera Sukumar

Your Gift of Land

Find out how you can contribute to Ontario Nature’s Nature Reserve system by contacting our director of development, Kirsten Dahl, at 1-800-440-2366 ext. 235. 

Lyal Island Nature Reserve © Smera Sukumar