About TgO

The Ontario Tallgrass Prairie and Savanna Association – Tallgrass Ontario (TgO)- was established in 1999 to coordinate work by groups wishing to undertake conservation programs that would implement the Recovery Plan for Grassland Communities of Southern Ontario. The Recovery plan lists hundreds of tallgrass and savanna species, many of which are identified as threatened, endangered or extirpated. The landscape of Southern Ontario presents some unique conservation challenges:

  • less than 2% of the landscape is in public ownership;
  • 25% of Canada’s population lives and works on .25% of the nations land area; and
  • this region is home to more species at risk than any other region of the country

Mission Statement:

” To identify and facilitate the conservation of Tallgrass Communities in Ontario.”

Who’s Involved:

  • Conservation Clubs
  • Conservation Authorities
  • Municipalities
  • Naturalist Clubs
  • Ontario and Canada Government Agencies
  • Academic Institutions
  • Schools
  • Ontario Stewardship Councils
  • Landowners and Citizens
  • YOU??????

What We Do:

  • Connect groups and individuals engaged in recovery efforts
  • Promote scientific research
  • Implement landowner contact and stewardship projects
  • Raise public awareness
  • Develop and transfer information about conservation and restoration
  • Generate funds for recovery efforts
  • Undertake on-the-ground grassland reconstruction and maintenance projects