The Biodiversity Team of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club provides opportunities for Club members to participate directly in the Conservation of the Niagara Escarpment and its unique ecosystem.
The Bruce Trail Conservancy owns or manages properties along the Niagara Escarpment that help to preserve it from future development and to protect its biodiversity. Our group’s focus is on these particular lands in giving nature a helping hand.
Our objectives are to:
Keep the importance of protecting the Niagara Escarpment in the forefront.
Provide opportunities, beyond hiking, to participate in the conservation of the Niagara Escarpment.
Help control invasive species.
Encourage native plants species by assisting the re-establishment in areas where they once flourished. This also helps to re-establish species that rely on the plants.
Install nest boxes for cavity nesting birds.
Help with species data collection through marsh monitoring, nesting bird counts, reporting sightings of fauna like reptiles, amphibians, mammals and monarch butterflies.
We are a small group trying to make a big difference.
Each of us holds a special place within our hearts for the Niagara Escarpment, and we share a concern for conserving and preserving this notable biosphere.
With a deep respect for the environment, living side-by-side with Mother Nature, we want to give back — in thanks for our years of trail use.
To help demonstrate our work we encourage you to enjoy our photogallery.
Our Partners and Friends
The Toronto Bruce Trail Club is one of nine clubs that support the Bruce Trail Conservancy. BTC staff ecologists and the BTC Environmental Committee provide professional support to our activities.
Groups who have worked with the TBTC Biodiversity Team:
Sixth Willowdale Scouts
Some other organizations that help conserve the Niagara Escarpment include: