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.

Notice to Ganaraska Forest Users

Please note that all trails are closed in blocks 114 & 137 for logging. Be cautious and safe when using the forest, and stay clear of all harvesting machinery.

A reminder that motorized use (with the exception of snowmobiling) closes for the season as of November 30th.

Latest News

Sharpen Up Your Skills

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority is pleased to announce that cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment is now available to rent through the Ganaraska Forest Centre. Tips before your visit: Plan to arrive and finish your ski or snowshoe trek before 2:00 p.m. – All rentals must be returned to the gatehouse or GFC by 2:00 p.m. or subject to…

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GRCA Partners With County on Tree Replacement Program

From Northumberland News: October 26, 2018 NORTHUMBERLAND — The county is trudging forward with work to tackle the emerald ash borer, it was recently announced. On Oct. 25, Northumberland County released a statement outlining plans to host a public information session which will zero in on work starting this fall to remove ash trees from county roads.…

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