The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is continuing to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and is taking precautions to keep our workplace safe for staff, visitors and partners across the watershed.
- All visitors must obtain a day pass or membership to use the forest. Note that day passes can be purchased online and printed at home, or through the self-serve kiosk at the Ganaraska Forest Centre gatehouse.
- Remember to practice social-distancing on the trails and in parking lots. A reminder that camping is not permitted on any GRCA properties.
- All GRCA buildings remain closed to the public, including the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Staff continue to operate through phone and email communications. Please see staff directory for a complete list of contact information.
Your patience, cooperation and support is appreciated during this time. Please continue to visit our website for updates. Stay safe.
Welcome to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's overall goal is the conservation, restoration, development and management of natural resources on a watershed basis while providing for the public enjoyment of the lands it oversees.
The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) was formed in October 1946 under the Conservation Authorities Act and is one of the oldest conservation authorities in Ontario.
The watersheds of the GRCA covers an area of 361 square miles from Wilmot Creek in Clarington to east of Cobourg from the south shore of Rice Lake down to Lake Ontario. This area includes seven municipalities in whole or in part: Township of Cavan Monaghan, Town of Cobourg, Township of Alnwick/Haldimand, Township of Hamilton, Municipality of Port Hope, City of Kawartha Lakes, Municipality of Clarington.
Start Preparing for Spring Tree Planting this Fall with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) will continue to offer trees and shrubs for sale, or for free during in 2022, and now is the time to start planning. Through various partnerships with member municipalities and organizations, there are the multiple…Read More
Please find updated harvest maps attached. A new operation has begun in the East Forest, in the area south of P5. Trails have been closed in this area and main roads have been flagged with caution tape to indicate the presence of logging equipment. West Forest operations remain the same. In the Central Forest, logging…Read More
Logging operations in the West Forest continue just south of Boundary Rd. Trails remain closed off in the logging area. Main travel roads remain open, however users should proceed cautiously wherever caution tape/signage is encountered. Logging operations around CF17/CF18/CF19 are nearing completion. Logging around CF17 and CF18 have been completed and trails in this area…Read More
October 10, 2021 – Please see attached maps with updated logging operations in the Ganaraska Forest. The pink areas represent the areas closed for logging operations. The blue lines represent forest roads that are open but in use by logging equipment. Stay safe!Read More