How it works
How it works
In simple terms, the Georgian Bay Land Trust acquires appropriate land from private land owners to preserve and protect that land in perpetuity.
The land can come under the aegis of the Trust a few different ways: through donation of land, conservation easement, or, occasionally in the case of an important and significant property, through purchase by the Trust.
Full information about donating properties can be found here.
All properties are reviewed by the GBLT and together with the donor we work to establish what would be appropriate and suitable uses for the property taking into account the donor's wishes as well as environmental aspects.
There are some properties held by the Trust which, because of their environmental sensitivity, are not allowed to be visited by the public. Others are open with limitations on use. (No fires, no camping, etc.)
Once an environmental inventory is completed this becomes the baseline data for the property and ongoing monitoring tracks any changes which may take place and any need to alter the uses, temporarily or permanently.
All properties are monitored by our volunteer stewards, with data overseen by experts in the necessary environmental sciences.