Watershed Conditions - Water Safety Statement


South Nation Conservation cautions that watercourses are expected to rise over the next week due to above-freezing temperatures and rainfall.

Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts 5 to 15 mm of freezing rain throughout the region on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Freezing temperatures are forecasted early Tuesday morning and will rise throughout the day.


Kick-Start Your Career With SNC This Summer!


Are you looking to immerse yourself in protecting our local natural resources this summer? South Nation Conservation (SNC) is now accepting applications for summer student positions!

Current college and university students are encouraged to apply for SNC’s summer positions, lasting 4-months. Job opportunities are available within: Communications and Outreach, Corporate Services, Engineering, Property and Approvals, and Stewardship.

Tree Planting Subsidies Available from SNC


Although it may be the middle of winter, it’s not too early to start planning your yard beautification projects for this spring! South Nation Conservation (SNC) is now accepting tree orders until March 1, 2018.

Residents of the jurisdiction can order conifer and deciduous trees and shrubs from SNC at a reduced rate through the 2018 Tree Planting Program.

SNC Works with Municipal Partners to Groom Over 30 km of Trails this Winter


South Nation Conservation (SNC) invites residents and visitors to enjoy their network of trails that remain open throughout the winter season at local Conservation Areas.

“The groomed trails offer packed snow, facilitating a variety of winter activities including, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, on-leash dog-walking, birding, and geocaching,” mentioned Philip Duncan, SNC’s Property and Approvals Assistant.

Public Invited to Open House on Natural Hazard Mapping

Extreme weather makes the news frequently. Locally, South Nation Conservation (SNC) reduces risk to life and damage to property by providing municipalities and residents with advance notice of potential flooding.

Flood forecasting responds to weather events experienced in a watershed and compares them over time. Flood forecasting and warning is also an important response to intense precipitation events.

In addition to flood forecasting, SNC is currently updating and improving floodplain and slope-stability maps for the City of Ottawa contained within SNC jurisdiction.


SNC Accepting Applications for Community Environmental Grants Program


Are you planning an environmental or recreational event for your community? You may be eligible for a grant to help offset your costs through South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) Community Environmental Grants Program!

Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply to receive a grant of up to $300 for their event or activity. The program has four categories: River Grants, Heritage Grants, Agri-Environmental Grants, and Community Outreach Grants.

Improving Forest Cover Through Land Acquisition


South Nation Conservation (SNC) works closely with property owners, municipalities and partner organizations to acquire land of environmental, social, geographical or economic value for conservation.  

As a non-profit land trust, SNC acquires property to protect through purchase or donation. As a registered charitable organization, SNC is also able to receive ecological gifts through Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program, which offers significant tax benefits to property owners who donate their land.

SNC Completes Stream Restoration Projects Within the City of Ottawa


Two streams have been restored by South Nation Conservation (SNC) in an effort to improve water quality, biodiversity and fish habitat with the help of local residents and partner organizations.

Improvements took place on a dairy farm along the South Castor River near Vernon and at Shield’s Creek in Greely.

Support was provided through the City of Ottawa’s Water Environment Strategy, a program designed to protect the health of city waterways, wetlands and groundwater.