CONSERVATION MANITOU is a registered charity whose mission is to preserve and protect the ecosystem and natural environment of Lake Manitou.

Blue Heron - Photo: Kim Lackey

Blue Heron - Photo: Kim Lackey

Why Conservation is a Priority?

Why is conservation a priority? The region around Lake Manitou has important topographical, ecological and heritage features. Its mountains, mature forests, wetlands, streams, tributary lakes, and abundant flora and fauna, form a vital ecosystem that contributes to the health of Lake Manitou and its watershed. It is considered a priority area for facilitating wildlife movement in the Lower Laurentians and is part of the Tremblant-Prévost Natural Corridor included in the conservation plan of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.


“We are honoured to partner with NCC, Canada’s leading land conservancy. Our common goal is to protect eco-sensitive lands and create an east-west wildlife corridor in this part of the Laurentians. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the late Barbara Richardson for her vision in purchasing and protecting this unique property.”  

— Stephen Takacsy, Chair, Conservation Manitou


Stewardship Fund

One of CONSERVATION MANITOU’s stated goals is to preserve the natural state of its conservation lands in perpetuity and rehabilitate them when necessary. This is why we are creating a Stewardship Fund.

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