How do we manage TRCA Conservation Lands?

TRCA and its municipal partners own and manage trails and conservation areas and parks within communities, continuously linked along the river/ravine system, and ultimately linked with trails on the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Large urban wilderness parks like Tommy Thompson Park offer outdoor activities such as hiking, cross country skiing, bird-watching and nature appreciation. While TRCA owned and managed lands provide many opportunities for minor recreational use or passive non-intrusive uses, there are some areas with major recreational uses such as campgrounds, educational facilities, sustainable community demonstration sites (The Living City Campus at Kortright), and a golf course (Bathurst Glen).

TRCA employs best management practices and environmental stewardship — through the establishment of management and master plans — to protect and conserve the valuable natural and cultural heritage attributes within each of our nine watersheds.