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Ausable Bayfield Conservation protects life, property and creates awareness and takes positive action with help of its partners

Protecting life and property and creating awareness and taking positive action can only happen with many partners.

We thank our 12 member municipalities and all the landowners and residents, community groups, all levels of government, funding partners and other partners, who work with us to protect life and property and protect soil, water, and living things for healthier watersheds and healthier communities and healthier people.

There is always the chance we might miss someone when we mention the partners who make the work of Ausable Bayfield Conservation possible. It is almost a certainty we will miss some important groups that support our work. If that is the case, please let us know so we can include you here.

Despite the pitfalls of such recognition, we will attempt to do our best here not only in order to recognize the laandowners, organizations, businesses and individuals who make such worthwhile work happen but to demonstrate how our work is only possible with the support of our many partners.


It's not possible to list all the individuals who partner with Ausable Bayfield Conservation. They range from agricultural producers and other rural landowners and homeowners to stewardship workshop participants and meeting participants and working group members to community groups to places of worship to staff of other organizations to teachers to students to peer reviewers to donors and other volunteers.

Although you may not "see your name in lights" here please know your contributions are indispensable to the work we are all doing to create healthier watersheds for healthier people and other living things.

  • Landowners, home and property owners, business people
  • Stewards
  • Donors and sponsors
  • Patrons and guests
  • South Huron Trail Mobile volunteer drivers
  • Committee and working group members
  • Artists
  • Volunteers
  • Others

NOTE: This page may not be up to date. If we have missed you here, please let us know ...

The groups and individuals listed above, and as follows, form just a partial list of some of the partners on Ausable Bayfield Conservation projects:

Federal Government

  • Greencover Canada (GC), a program of the Agricultural Policy Framework (APF), a Federal-Provincial-Territorial initiative
  • Government of Canada
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada, EcoAction
  • Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk
  • Canadian Agricultural Partnership - CAP - The Partnership
  • Other ministries

Provincial Government

  • Greencover Canada (GC), a program of the Agricultural Policy Framework (APF), a Federal-Provincial-Territorial initiative
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
  • Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAH)
  • Pinery Provincial Park
  • South Western Ontario Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network (SWPGMN) Working Group
  • Canadian Agricultural Partnership - CAP - The Partnership
  • Other ministries, programs

County Governments

  • Huron
  • Lambton
  • Middlesex
  • Perth
  • Other counties (including Bruce and Wellington through Source Protection Planning), and planners

Municipal Governments

Member Municipalities:

  • Township of Adelaide Metcalfe
  • Municipality of Bluewater
  • Municipality of Central Huron
  • Municipality of Huron East
  • Municipality of Lambton Shores
  • Township of Lucan Biddulph
  • Municipality of Middlesex Centre
  • Municipality of North Middlesex
  • Township of Perth South
  • Municipality of South Huron
  • Township of Warwick
  • Municipality of West Perth
  • Other municipalities


  • Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation
  • The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
  • American Friends of Canadian Conservation
  • Grand Bend Community Foundation
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • South Huron Community Fund
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Trees Ontario Foundation
  • Thames Talbot Land Trust
  • Weston Foundation
  • Other foundations

Service Organizations

  • Ailsa Craig Lions Club
  • Arkona Lions Club
  • Bayfield Lions Club
  • Clinton Lions Club
  • Exeter Lions Club
  • Probus Club of Exeter
  • Probus Club of Grand Bend
  • Rotary Club of Grand Bend
  • Royal Canadian Legion
  • Scouts Canada
  • Sylvan
  • Many other service organizations

Volunteer Committees

  • Ausable River Recovery Team
  • Conservation Dinner Committee
  • Friends of the South Huron Trail
  • Friends of the South Huron Trail Golf Tournament
  • The Old Ausable River Channel (OAC) Long-Term Management Plan Steering Committee
  • Pedestrian Bridge on the South Huron Trail Community Working Group
  • South Huron Trail Run Committee
  • Water Response Team

Volunteer Community Groups

  • Bayfield Ratepayers' Association
  • Bayfield Tree Project
  • Bayfield River Valley Trails Association
  • Blue Bayfield
  • Bluewater Shoreline Residents' Association
  • Clean Clinton
  • EcoExeter
  • Friends of the Bayfield River
  • Friends of Old Ausable Channel
  • Friends of Pinery Provincial Park
  • Friends of the South Huron Trail
  • Lake Smith Conservationists
  • Lambton Wildlife Inc.
  • The Nairn Creek Project
  • North Gullies community group
  • Ausable Anglers
  • Pineridge Snowmobile Club
  • Ausable River Riders
  • Huron Fish and Game Club
  • Sarnia Lambton Environmental Alliance
  • Huron Fringe Field Naturalists
  • McIlwraith Field Naturalists
  • Stratford Field Naturalists
  • Huron Tourism Association
  • Many other community groups

Agricultural Organizations

  • General Farm Organizations (OFA, CFFO, NFU)
  • Huron County Soil and Crop Improvement Association (HSCIA)
  • Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition and Huron Farm Environmental Coalition
  • Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA)
  • Commodity Groups
  • AGCare
  • Many others

Stewardship Councils and Networks

  • Huron Stewardship Council
  • Middlesex Stewardship Council
  • Perth Stewardship Network
  • Lambton Stewardship Network
  • Many others

Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Conservation Ontario
  • Ontario's 36 conservation authorities
  • Carolinian Canada Coalition
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
  • Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  • Association of Municipalities of Ontario
  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Ontario Nature
  • The Ontario Rural Council
  • Ausable Bird Observatory
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER)
  • Many others


  • Watershed schools
  • Fleming College
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Waterloo
  • Association for Canadian Educational Resources (ACER)
  • Many other educational institutions


  • Donors
  • Engineers and Lawyers
  • Consultants
  • Commemorative Woods funeral homes
  • Private nurseries
  • Printers, web and graphic designers and other suppliers
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Many other businesses too numerous to mention here!


  • Community and other print media
  • Broadcast media
  • Farm media
  • Web-based media
  • Social media
  • ... and more!

To those whom we have inadvertently missed we apologize, and extend our thanks. Let us know at info(at) or our staff contacts page if you have been omitted and we will to correct our error.

We truly cannot accomplish our important conservation goals without your partnership with us.

If you have not been acknowledged here, let us know.

You may also visit the other pages of our website as well as our Annual Reports.

Thank you.