Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority


Ausable Bayfield Conservation provides a number of programs and services within the watershed boundaries to help protect life and property and protect water, soil, and living things.

In cooperation with our member municipalities, landowners, residents and partner organizations, agencies and businesses it is our goal to create awareness and take positive action, in partnership, to create healthy communities and a healthy watershed.

Preventive programs and services are developed to address the ever-changing environmental issues that affect our society.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation maintains a complement of knowledgeable and helpful staff, who are available locally, to offer their expertise to the watershed municipalities, residents and landowners.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation has rebuilt its website to make it easier for you to find the information for which you are looking.

Visit our new categories below:

Parks and Recreation

    Conservation Areas
    Permitted Uses
    Snowshoe Rental
    Conservation Lands

Forestry and Stewardship

    Order trees
    Tree planting
    Land stewardship

Planning and Permits

    Environmental Planning
    Development Review / Regulations
    Permits and Fees
    GIS and Mapping
    Flood Plain Management
    Shoreline Management
    Fish and Habitat Review
    Drinking Water Source Protection

Environmental Monitoring

Watershed Report Cards 

Water Quality

Forest Conditions

Water Levels






Community Projects and Volunteers

Get Involved and Volunteer

Watershed and Community Groups

Lake Huron 


Social Media

Education and Outreach

Sylvan Conservation Education Program at Camp Sylvan

Education Programs for inside the Classroom

Outdoor Education Programs for Schools

Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers and Educators

Youth and Community Education Programs

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation

Projects of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation

Woodland Reflection Shelter   

Conservation Dinner Gala Dinner and Charitable Auction

Student Environmental Award


News and Events

Conservation Service Awards and Conservationist of the Year Award   

Bannockburn Fall Hike   

Owl Prowl   


Other Links

The Huron Clean Water Project may be your chance to take advantage of Huron County's committment to water quality and improve the water quality on your property. Property owners and community groups from Huron County with stewardship projects to improve surface and groundwater quality can download the Huron Clean Water Project flyer through our Forestry and Land Stewardship page or Publications. Information is also available on that page about the Clean Water Program for Middlesex, Oxford and Perth residents.

Tree Order Forms - To download Spring or Fall Tree Order Forms, species charts and list of services visit our Forestry and Land Stewardship page. For more information phone Ian Jean, Forestry and Land Stewardship Specialist with Ausable Bayfield Conservation at 519-235-2610 or 1-888-286-2610.

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