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 (Nickel District Conservation) 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

low water level one - Conservation Sudbury

Go to the Low Water Status page for more information.

Learn how to conserve water during times of low water.

Those Amazing Bats Workshop!

When: Wednesday October 26, 2016
Where: Lake Laurentian Conservation Area Nature Chalet (2309 South Bay Rd.)
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Visit our events page for more details

"NEW" Tree Planting Program

Conservation Sudbury is delivering a tree planting program for interested landowners living in the watersheds of the Vermilion, Wanapitei, or Whitefish rivers (and potentially some surrounding areas).

For more information on this new initiative go to our new Tree Planting Program page.

Nickel District Conservation Authority

“Working with you...For our Environment...Our Future.”