Canada South Land Trust

The Canada South Land Trust is a registered charitable organization. Our mission is to preserve natural areas in the City of Windsor, Essex County, Pelee Island and the municipality of Chatham-Kent for future generations.



Land Acknowledgement

We gratefully appreciate the historic and ongoing land stewardship practices of First Nations that protect the waters and lands for generations into the future.  We acknowledge the historic violence committed to displace them from their homes by colonial settlers.  We are committed to strive to work in harmony, respecting rights and freedoms, in our efforts to conserve natural and cultural heritage for future generations.


Land Use Planning Matters!

Essex County Land Use Planning Meeting – Wednesday, June 07, 2023.


Forest, wetland or wildlife habitat being destroyed?

There are many laws in place to protect environmentally important places and species.  We know from experience that reports are not always acted upon before irreversible damage has occurred.  The Canada South Land Trust and our members are interested to know about environmentally destructive activities.  You can contact us by phone, email or fb messaging.  – Together, we can make a difference! 

Google Earth Image showing the small amount of natural cover in Essex County and Chatham-Kent.


Person Charged and Fined $200,000 for Destroying Wetland!

To read the CTV article, just click on the Spotted Turtle image below:



Bill 23 and You

Want to know how Bill 23 can negatively change the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System?a link is provided below to a submission supported by 70 organizations to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry


More Homes Built Faster Act
To review the proposed Bill 23, click on the following link:…/parliament-43/session-1/bill-23 opportunities for you to respond to the Bill can be found on the first page of the link.



Ojibway National Urban Park?  – What’s Next:

The Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Centre is shown on Monday, May 16, 2022.

You can own and manage your land and secure it’s natural heritage features for future generations!  Please read on:  



Environment Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program Can Provide a Financial Benefit to People Securing Their Lands – either by donating their land, or registering a Conservation Easement on the title.  A link to the Government of Canada’s Ecological Gifts overview, just click on the image below: 





Ontario is losing an average of nine family farms a week !

Peggy Brekveld on her dairy farm outside of Thunder Bay: “(T)here is a housing crisis in Ontario, and a dire need for long-term care space. But those issues do not have to be addressed at the expense of the land where we grow our food, fuel, fibre and flowers.” 

Ontario is losing 319 acres of Agricultural lands per day!

This article provides information questioning whether this new method of farming some of our food products, will be used to justify the paving over of more of our ever important agricultural lands.

The City of Windsor Further Funds Consulting Firm Proposing Unlawful and Environmentally Destructive Wildlife Crossings.

The site comprises Provincially Protected Woodlands/Wetlands and alternatives are available.


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City approves study of wildlife overpass that doesn't end in rail yard




Great news to share!

Since our initial posting of the threat of housing developments on the Globally Significant site of Juno Beach, we have learned that the Canadian Government has made financial contributions to secure this area for future generations!

On the anniversary of the landing on Juno Beach by Canadian Soldiers in 1944, an article with video links by CTV highlighting efforts to conserve this site from a proposed condominium development. Many of our Canada South Land Trust members and supporters are active in efforts for the conservation of our cultural heritage. It is with that interest in mind, that sharing this article on this date is done, to afford people the opportunity to have their voices heard.

– Lest we forget

(Just click on the photo above and a link will be provided for their full story with videos.)


The Canada South Land Trust has signed on a letter with 61 other conservation organizations in response to the passing of Bill 109 in contravention of our Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights.  The letter can be found by double-clicking on the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario report cover above.


A great sign to remind us to be watchful on our roadways!

Vehicular strikes have significant impacts on wildlife populations. We can plan to save our vulnerable species from extinction and extirpation – part of that plan can be as simple as our choices of where and how we drive. It can take some turtle species up to 20 years before they mature to reproduce, and one miscalculating driver, on one trip, to end all of those years of survival and hope. Please protect our imperiled ecosystem members. *Click on the picture for the Windsor Star article on the placement of the banner.


Great News!! Ojibway Shores has finally been secured by the Federal Government!

We are so very appreciative of the efforts of many people in our community and beyond, that have contributed their expertise for the evaluation of this property and to those who shared their voices and letters to make this happen!

To learn more please click on the image above.