“Ecological restoration” is the process of supporting and assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that is degraded, damaged or destroyed.

Restoration is a key element of conservation, so it is important for Conservation Halton to identify strategic opportunities for restoration that will provide the most benefit to ecosystem function. As a result, restoration projects are often carried out on properties owned by Conservation Halton, as well as other privately-owned and publicly-owned properties, often in collaboration with municipal, provincial and federal partners, businesses and community groups.

These restoration projects not only make our communities more beautiful and create opportunities for recreation, but they provide habitat for wildlife species, improve the natural functions of our environments and make our watershed more resilient to climate change.