Welcome to Conservation Sudbury

Who Are We?

Conservation Sudbury is one of Ontario's 36 community based, watershed stewardship agencies. Our main goal is to ensure healthy interaction between the watersheds, the natural environment and the local economy. Our area of jurisdiction includes the watersheds of the Wahnapitae, Vermilion and Whitefish Rivers. We provide important conservation services primarily within the City of Greater Sudbury in a total watershed area of approximately 9,150 square kilometres.

Bohemian waxwing - Lake Laurentian Conservation Area

Forces of Change

We operate based on specific principles:

  • Changing climate impacts are real;
  • Partnering, collaborating and sharing expertise is essential;
  • Technology is forcing organizations to provide real time service delivery;
  • Green spaces, clean water, a healthy environment attract and keep citizens in the area; and
  • Maintaining a healthy natural environment improves the health and well-being of all watershed residents.

Managing Our Watersheds Today - For Tomorrow

Our watersheds are made up of communities:

  • places where we live,
  • work,
  • gather and play.

We have a responsibility to help the residents in our watershed communities. To do that, we must consider how changes in our landscapes impact our watershed ecosystems and communities. 

Since 1973, when Conservation Sudbury was established, the well-being of present and future generations has always been front and centre.

Conservation Sudbury responsibilities include:

  • flood control,
  • hazard land management,
  • environmental education,
  • drinking water source protection,
  • watershed stewardship and much more.

With the looming impacts of our changing climate, Conservation Sudbury must ready the community for the inevitable impacts on our water systems, water resources and land based resources valued by all the communities in our watersheds.

We are committed to ensuring that our watersheds will continue to be resilient and sustainable in the face of change and emerging issues.

We are proud of and want to share the successes of our watershed stewardship vision and actions with all residents, partners and organizations.


Current Weather


Flood Status


For more information on condition messages please see the Flood Advisories Page.

Low Water Status

normal low water - Conservation Sudbury

Go to the Low Water Status page for more information.

Learn how to conserve water during times of low water.

Holiday Season Office Hours

The Conservation Sudbury office located at 199 Larch Street (Suite 401) will be closed from 11:45 AM on Friday December 22, 2017 reopening on Wednesday December 28 at 9:00 AM. The office will also be closed on Monday January 1, 2018.

Please call ahead to make an appointment as some members of our staff will be taking various days of leave throughout the period of December 22, 2017 to January 5, 2018. 705-674-5249

The Nature Chalet at the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area will be closed from Friday December 22, 2017 through Thursday January 4, 2018. The trails remain open for visitors to enjoy during the Christmas break.

Best of the Season from all at Conservation Sudbury !!

 Christmas Bird Count 4Kids 2018

Join us for our 5th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids!

VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE for more information.

Conservation Sudbury Strategic Plan 2017

Conservation Sudbury Strategic Plan 2017 CLICK HERE to read the full report.