Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

We are grateful for the support of ally organizations in Stratford and Perth County

Safeguarding our water, woodlands, and habitat

 Each Conservation Authority takes its priorities from the needs of their watershed environment and residents. The UTRCA has shifted from its initial focus on flood control and prevention through structural engineering solutions and land acquisition, to a more holistic, ecosystem approach.

Today, our programs and services focus on five key areas:

  • protecting people and property and supporting safe development;
  • delivering landowner stewardship;
  • providing natural spaces and recreational opportunities;
  • making science based decisions;
  • empowering communities and youth.

The Conservation Authority employs approximately 80 permanent and contract staff, and an additional 70 seasonal staff.