Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF), is a registered Canadian charity realizing a vision of active community partnerships sustaining healthy watersheds.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation acquires and retains lands for conservation purposes and supports water quality protection and improvement projects, habitat enhancement and stewardship, and other conservation projects through successful community partnerships. The ABCF received its charter on June 1, 1974. Its projects include wetlands and natural areas, accessible trails and facilities, protection of conservation lands, improvements to areas of nature enjoyment and preservation, conservation education, and more.

The watersheds of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation area are located along the southeast shore of Lake Huron, in southwestern Ontario, north of London, Ontario, Canada. Communities include Grand Bend, Thedford, Port Franks and Exeter and a surrounding area stretching from Arkona, Parkhill, and Ailsa Craig in the south to Bayfield and Brucefield and Clinton in the north to Hensall and Seaforth in the east. This is a vibrant area with strong agriculture and food production, manufacturing, tourism and recreation, and heritage and culture. The area also has a demonstrated need for adding wetlands, improving forest conditions and soil health, and protection of water quality, and increasing habitat for living things.

Ausable Bay - Major Watersheds

General Manager and Secretary-Treasurer: Brian Horner,

Ausable Bayfield Conservation
Phone: 519-235-2610, ext. 234; Toll-free: 1-888-286-2610, ext. 234
71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON, N0M 1S5

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation

Your contribution supports permanent protection of lakes, rivers, shorelines, wetlands, and forests in some of Canada’s most beloved and threatened regions.

American Friends of Canadian Conservation operates like a donor-advised fund – accepting gifts of cash, securities, and land from U.S. taxpayers like you who recommend grants to qualified partner organizations. American Friends is a U.S. 501(c)(3) publicly-supported charity; therefore your donation is tax deductible in the U.S.

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