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Services continue while office closed to visitors



DATE OF NOTICE: Posted March 23, 2020; Updated October 22, 2020

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) responds to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; Most ABCA staff are working in office and staff continue to deliver programs and services but ABCA public office remains closed to visitors until further notice

In response to public health guidelines for preventive actions related to coronavirus (COVID-19), Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) has implemented changes to operations and programs:

ABCA office

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority office is closed to the public until further notice. 

Staff available to help you

Most staff of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) are working in the office but the office is closed to the public until further notice during the current pandemic. Staff are monitoring their emails and messages. They are available to serve you by phone, email, on site as needed using COVID-19 pandemic protocols, and by video conference.

We ask the public to communicate with staff by email or telephone. Staff will continue to respond to inquiries but some delay in response time may be anticipated. Check our staff directory for email addresses and phone extensions. Here is the link to the staff directory: 

If you are unsure which staff member to contact, email us at and we will forward your message to the appropriate person.

Programs and services

ABCA continues to ensure the delivery of essential services and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. These services and programs include flood forecasting and warning; operation and maintenance of water control structures; communications; municipal support; general administration and corporate services; payroll; and property oversight. Staff continue to review development applications and issue permits as efficiently as possible.

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) properties and trails reopened to public

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) properties and trails have been reopened to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more visit this page:

Watch for updates

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority continues to evaluate, daily, the evolving impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in light of evolving public health recommendations, on how we deliver programs and services. 

Notices of Service Disruptions

For this and other notices of service disruptions, and for full details on Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority’s COVID-19 pandemic response, please visit the Ausable Bayfield Conservation website at at this web page:


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