Lower Trent Conservation

About Us


Lower Trent Conservation is accountable to the residents of the watershed through our Board of Directors appointed by the elected councils of the seven municipalities located either entirely, or partially, within the watershed region. This accountability, combined with local decision making, is a key strength that Lower Trent Conservation draws on as we work with our partners to address the region’s environmental challenges.

In response to requests from local communities, Lower Trent Conservation was formed in 1968 under the Conservation Authorities Act to protect, restore and manage water and other natural resources within the Lower Trent Conservation watershed region.

For the past 50 years, our work has contributed to building healthier communities, improving the quality of life for residents, making our area more appealing to visitors and new businesses, and helping to ensure a more vibrant regional economy. A brief overview of our programs and services can be found in our Corporate Brochure.

Today, the world is changing rapidly – our climate, our environment,technology, legislative requirements - the only constant is change. Our Strategic Plan (2018-2028) featuring our new Vision and Mission statements (as seen below) will guide the efforts of Lower Trent Conservation as it strives to respond to the challenges and opportunities that all this change presents. 

VISION STATEMENT: Healthy Watersheds for Healthy Communities 
MISSION STATEMENT: To protect land, water and living things by working with and inspiring others

Our Conservation Report 2018 provides an overview of the Lower Trent watershed region and the programs and priorities of Lower Trent Conservation. It also takes the reader back in time, to the early days of conservation in the region.