Steward using Seek App at Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve, 2021
Stewardship on Public Land

What is TNS?

Toronto Nature Stewards is here to help turn the words of the Toronto Ravine Strategy (2017), Biodiversity Strategy (2019) and Pollinator Protection Strategy (2018) into action.

Our Mission

To engage and educate the people of Toronto in the stewardship of our ravines and natural areas.

Our Vision

A Toronto with healthy, biodiverse ecosystems where plants and animals thrive. We work together to restore and maintain healthy natural areas to improve the quality of life for all Toronto citizens.

Stewardship is Our Solution

Science-based
We provide evidence-based training and resources to Lead Stewards, private property owners and community volunteers for improving natural area ecological health and biodiversity.

Local lens
Each piece of land has unique challenges and solutions. Through long-term stewardship, we can form a relationship with the land by learning from and caring for it.

Community involvement
There is a tremendous need and opportunity for stewardship in Toronto that cannot be met by government alone. Citizen and community involvement in stewardship will benefit not only the land and resident wild species, but the people who participate in it.