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Ganaraska Forest Recreational User Committee


The purpose of the Ganaraska Forest Recreational User Committee is to provide advice to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) on:

  • Development of standards and guidelines for each recreation use occurring in the Ganaraska Forest
  • Monitoring and assessing the impacts people have on the Forest based on available funding
  • User conflicts within the Forest
  • Use conflicts with landowners of property abutting the forest
  • Approval of groups use of the Forest in an effort to reduce conflicts, ensuring safe use and reducing liability

The Committee will also assist with:

  • The identification of property boundaries
  • Informing users of their responsibilities and the regulations surrounding the forest
  • Promotion of co-operation among the various users of the forest
  • The development of recreation programs and/or events in the forest subject to approval of the Conservation Authority

Terms of Reference


Term: Citizen is appointed annually, as per terms of reference.

Twelve members, including one community member appointed by the Municipality of Clarington. The Chair is appointed by the Conservation Authority and is a non-voting member of the Committee.

Frequency of meetings

First Thursday of the month for April, June, September and November. Additional meetings will occur at the call of the Chair.


This is a volunteer position.

Committee contact

Ed Van Osch, Forest Recreation Technician, GRCA
905-885-8173 ext. 325


Not available - contact the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (above)


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