Thickson Woods Paved path

Photo: Dan Shire

Welcome to Naturally Accessible!

We are so excited to be launching this website to showcase our member land trusts and the great work they do!

Naturally Accessible – Discovering Ontario’s Land Trusts is an initiative of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. Our goal has been to educate and train Ontario’s land trusts and other conservation partners on what they need to do under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and to work with them to promote and grow accessible recreational and educational opportunities they offer the public through their conservation properties and programs.

Land trusts provide a range of benefits to the communities they serve. They own and manage conservation lands that provide opportunities for passive recreation such as hiking, birding and quiet enjoyment. They engage the public through educational programs, stewardship initiatives and more. As community-based organizations that hold lands “in trust” for the public, land trusts can play a role in creating opportunities for all Ontarians to enjoy the natural beauty of our province – from families with young children in strollers, to seniors and those with visual, hearing or other mobility restrictions. Ultimately, this enables more people to join our movement, and strengthen land conservation across Ontario.

We hope you enjoy the website, and learning about our members from Thunder Bay to the Ottawa Valley!