McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster logo

Hamilton Conservation Authority

Visit organization website

As the largest of 36 environmental management agencies in the province, the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) works in partnership with the City of Hamilton and the Ontario Government to help ensure the preservation of environmentally significant lands. With a dedication to environmental conservation, the HCA owns and operates about 10,000 acres of land on which it focuses its efforts toward protecting water sources, guarding against potential flooding and erosion, and promoting environmental stewardship in the communities it serves. Prominent lands operated by the HCA include Dundas Valley, Christie, Lake and Valens Conservation Areas, Confederation Beach Park and Fifty Point Conservation Area and Marina.

Natural Areas: Hamilton Conservation Authority