Welcome to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
As of June 24, 2022
Ganaraska Forest remains CLOSED!
Garden Hill Conservation Area remains CLOSED!
Port Hope Conservation Area remains CLOSED!
The Ganaraska Forest Centre is now operating by appointment only
GRCA Administrative Office is now operating by appointment only
Tree Top Trekking Ganaraska is now open
Ganaraska Millennium Conservation Area is now open
Thurne Park Conservation Area is now open
Balls Mill Conservation Area is now open
Sylvan Glen Conservation Area is now open
Richardson's Lookout Conservation Area is now open
Rice Lake Conservation Area is now open
Cobourg Conservation Area is now open
June 24, 2022 - Update on the Ganaraska Forest Closure
GRCA staff continued to clear primary and secondary Forest roads within the West and Central Forest. Downed trees along with dangerous spring poles and cracked trees do slow efforts.
The Ganaraska Forest remains closed. Trees and hangers continue to come down as addition storm systems occur in the area. The GRCA thanks everyone for their patience and understanding.
Please note: Existing memberships will be extended to reflect the closure period.
The GRCA is asking for people to PLEASE stay away from the area.
Updates will be provided as they become available. Your understanding and patience is appreciated!
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.
Registration for Nature Nuts Summer Camp 2022 is now OPEN!! Registration Information
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
Please be advised that logging has been completed in the East Forest and trails have are open for use once again (blue area). Please exercise caution around Gilmour Rd and Beatty Ln (green circle) until the area has been cleaned up. Logging continues in the Central Forest (orange areas). All trails in these areas are…Read More
Please be advised, the following trails will be closed in the Ganaraska Forest due to harvesting: CF27, CF28, CF29, CF17, CF18, CF19, EF18-22 Please use caution when around these areas. Thank you for your understanding!Read More