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4 edition of Wetland conservation policies in southern Ontario found in the catalog.

Wetland conservation policies in southern Ontario

a Delphi approach

by Michal James Bardecki

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Published by Geography Dept., Atkinson College, York University in Downsview, Ont., Canada .
Written in English

  • Ontario,
  • Ontario.
    • Subjects:
    • Wetland conservation -- Ontario -- Government policy.,
    • Wetlands -- Law and legislation -- Ontario.,
    • Delphi method.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMichal James Bardecki.
      SeriesGeographical monographs ;, no. 16
      LC ClassificationsQH77.C2 B37 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 275 p. :
      Number of Pages275
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2257168M
      ISBN 100919762697
      LC Control Number89136626

      With an initial $75, grant from Enbridge, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority is working to create a new acre wetland ecosystem in partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests Ontario. The Alfred Bog is a domed peat bog in Eastern Ontario, Canada, about 7 kilometres ( mi) south of Alfred and 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of bog is considered the largest high-quality bog in Southern Ontario, and was designated by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as a "Class 1 Wetland" and an "Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI)" in Governing body: Ontario Parks.   The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) has released a study on the creation of wetland features at former aggregate pits and quarries within the Greenbelt, Oak Ridges Moraine and Niagara Escarpment Plan Areas of Canada.. The study reveals a total of hectares of aquatic habitat features – or the equivalent of 1, NHL-sized hockey rinks – have been created .

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Wetland conservation policies in southern Ontario by Michal James Bardecki Download PDF EPUB FB2

Wetland Conservation in Ontario A Discussion Paper. Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands. Ontario is home to a unique kind of wetland known as a “Great Lake Coastal Wetland” (OWES ) or more often, simply.

as “coastal wetland” (PPS ). Coastal wetlands are those wetlands (marsh, swamp, bog, or fen) that are located in close. call for all jurisdictions in Canada to develop mutually supporting wetland conservation policies by At the Sustaining Wetlands Forum the Prime Minister of Canada was a keynote speaker.

His address included statements confirming the Federal Government's intention to act on wetland policy as part of the national Green Size: 52KB. Provincial Policy Statement Wetland policy in Ontario has evolved since the s. Inthe Ministry of Natural Resources released Wetland conservation policies in southern Ontario book discussion paper titled “Towards a Wetland Policy for Ontario”.

This paper contained estimates of wetland loss in southern Ontario and discussed the value of wetlands. Ontario has proposed a vague wetland replacement policy for wetlands. Southern Ontario’s wetlands are currently protected by strong laws and policies protecting wetlands from environmental harm, and setting a goal of restoration and protection.

to review Ontario’s broad wetland conservation framework and identify opportunities to strengthen policies and stop the net loss of wetlands. This mandate was reiterated in with a commitment to complete a strategic plan for Ontario’s wetlands in In Julythe MNRF released. A Wetland. Conservation Strategy for Ontario, File Size: 5MB.

Artificial modification of water levels The government of Ontario is proposing to develop a wetland offsetting policy to enable compensation for the negative impacts of development through the restoration and creation of new wetlands.

If done effectively, wetland offsetting could be a positive force for conservation. The Ontario Government has announced a wetland conservation strategy for the province.

The strategy outlined by the government is set to run from untilwith the goal being to stop the loss of wetlands by and have more wetlands built up by Grand River Conservation Authority Wetlands Policy Approved by the Grand River Conservation Authority Ma Resolution No.

Note: Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourse Regulation. Clyde Road P.O. Wetland conservation policies in southern Ontario book Box Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5W6 THE GRAND - A Canadian Heritage River S hare the R esources S hare the R.

the Southern Ontario Wetland Evaluation System manual is used for all wetlands located in Ecoregions 6 and 7. the Northern Ontario Wetland Evaluation System manual is used for all wetlands located in Ecoregions 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Get this from a library. Wetland conservation policies in southern Ontario: a Delphi approach. [Michal James Bardecki]. Wetlands are among the most productive and diverse habitats on Earth and form an important part of Ontario’s landscape.

From the swamps and marshes in the southern part of the province to the vast peatlands in the north, wetlands play a vital role in supporting Ontario’s rich biodiversity and providing essential ecosystem services on which Ontarians depend for health and well-being.

In Ontario there currently exists no Provincial policy on wetlands, nor is there an assigned responsibility to ensure that the values of wetlands be considered. Despite a long-standing recognition of the need for wetland conservation in the province, there has been little progress toward such a policy until comparatively recently.

In April,an inter-ministerial Wetlands Policy Cited by: 1. For example, in southern Ontario, 68% of the original wetlands have been converted from their natural state to support alternative uses such as agriculture and housing. Similarly, only about 25% of the original wetlands of the "pothole" region of southwestern Manitoba remain in existence.

In the North, however, most of the wetlands are intact. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry released the finalized version of the wetlands conservation policy titled, “A Wetland Conservation Strategy for Ontario – ” on J The strategy lists 27 different policy instruments (statutes, policies, plans) that guide wetland conservation and management in Ontario.

The province is providing $ million to Ducks Unlimited Canada to restore wetlands in southern Ontario. Wetlands act as natural infrastructure, producing at least $14 billion in economic benefits each year for people in Ontario.

Wetlands are areas that have been saturated with water long enough for the soil to become waterlogged. This allows water-loving or water-tolerant plants to grow and. Even with the historic loss of wetland in much of southern Ontario, there remains a relatively high concentration of wetland area around Mississippi Lake.

The Lake lies on the transition zone between the Canadian Shield on the west side, and the limestone plains of the Champlain Sea on the east side, occupying a stretch of the Mississippi River that would have originally been dominated by wetlands.

The National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF) was launched in /15 for five years as one of the new initiatives under the National Conservation Plan. The goal was to restore degraded or lost wetlands and enhance the ecological function of degraded wetlands.

/19 is the last year of the program. The Wetland data provides spatial representation and attribute information for wetlands in Ontario. Not all wetlands have been identified and mapped. Active maintenance is ongoing throughout the province. The currency and accuracy of the spatial representation is variable File Size: 1MB.

in southern Ontario as an alternative to the current policy approach. As the regulatory framework for wetland conservation continues to develop, however, so does an emerging resistance to.

The proposed Wetland Conservation Strategy for Ontario was posted on the Environmental Registry for review and comments for a day period from August 8th to November 16th, As well, a series of Indigenous and stakeholder engagement sessions were held during the posting period to gather input. The Long Point Region Conservation Authority has created about 50 new wetlands across southwestern Ontario over the last 10 years.

How do you create a healthy new wetland. Pick the right area, dig the right depth, plant the right aquatic vegetation, and get the support of private landowners and key partners. Figure 2. Area of wetlands lost in southern Ontario ecodistricts over the period Figure 3.

Percentage of wetland area lost in southern Ontario ecodistricts over the period Status: Between anda total of 6, ha of wetlands were lost representing % of the wetland area in southern Ontario.

The LSRCA’s Subdivisions-in-Wetlands Policy There are 10 Conservation Authorities in Central Ontario. All of them prohibit the building of subdivisions on provincially significant wetlands (PSWs) except the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA).

According to Leo Longo, Senior Partner, Aird & Berlis. The OWES was developed to support Ontario's land-use planning policy framework to help determine which wetlands should be protected from development. The first edition of the OWES focused on southern Ontario (south and east of the Ontario Shield) and was developed during a time when there was growing international focus on wetland : Regina Varrin, Rebecca Zeran.

On July 20th, the Government of Ontario released, A Wetland Conservation Strategy for Ontario, –setting the stage for an all-hands-on-deck approach to reversing the ongoing trend of wetland loss.

The long-term target is to achieve, bya net gain in wetland area and function where wetland loss has been the greatest. Ducks Unlimited Canada. Southern Ontario Wetland Conversion Analysis: Final Report. Barrie, Ontario. 23 p. North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada).

Wetland Policy Implementation in Canada. Report No. Ottawa, Ontario. Support for this website provided by the Cabela's Canada Outdoor Fund. Attend Niagara Public Meeting On October 15th By John Bacher The Ontario government is currently undertaking a review of its policies to protect wetlands.

In announcing its review the province released an informative document, “Wetland Conservation in Ontario: A Discussion Paper.” It gives a valuable description of the benefits of wetlands and how in southern.

A: Provincially Significant Wetlands are identified using objective criteria based on the best available science, as set out in the MNR’s Ontario Wetland Evaluation System Southern Manual 3 rd Edition, (OWES), the only accepted method to evaluate Provincially Significant Wetlands. Once the MNR has.

National Wetland Policies -- Canada This reprint of the Canadian National Wetland Policy is taken directly, with permission, from the WetNet Wetlands Network site.

The Canadian Federal Government Policy on Wetland Conservation Objective Goals Guiding Principles Strategies 1. Markham, Ontario L3P 5T3 T) F) BRACEBRIDGE Kimberley Avenue Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1Z9 T) F) GUELPH Woolwich Street Guelph, Ontario N1H 3W4 T) F) OTTAWA (SMS Aviation Safety Inc.) Somerset Street West Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5J8.

They also meet with government staff and other environmental groups to build consensus. Wetlands are always a focal point of these discussions. When the $ million NCP is announced inwetland conservation is a prominent focus.

The Plan includes a $50 million National Wetland Conservation Fund to support wetland restoration. For example, Ontario's wetland conservation policy sets different objectives for wetlands in the southern versus northern parts of the province, as well as for significant coastal wetlands.

InOntario began the arduous process of developing its own wetland policies ().In reflection of the issues that brought about the Ramsar Convention, the citizens and government of Ontario began to recognize that the outright loss of, and progressive encroachment on, wetlands had serious long-term negative ecological and socio-economic by:   This discussion paper is meant to provide an overview of wetlands in Ontario and a summary of policies, programs and partnerships that form Ontario’s current wetland conservation framework.

The paper will also present information on what others are doing and suggest priority areas on which the government could focus. Step Into Nature at Ontario’s Conservation Areas. Across Ontario you’ll find nearly just waiting to be explored. Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities collectively own and operate over Conservation Areas with a total area of more thanhectares, making Conservation Authorities one of the largest property owners in the Province.

Wetlands--lakes, rivers, marshes, swamps, bogs and fens--are an integral part of the Ontario landscape. They slow and sustain local water flow, and they contribute significantly to the diversity of life and ecosystems by providing habitat for plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish Cited by: The Greenock Swamp is southern Ontario's single largest forested wetland at approximately 8, hectares (20, acres) in size.

Saugeen Conservation owns approximately half of this vast wetland, a total of 3, hectares. The NVCA owns and manages over acres for conservation purposes, divided between two locations. Defying the traditional fate of wetlands in Southern Ontario, the Osprey Wetlands has endured more than a century of settlement and remains relatively undisturbed.

The decline of wetlands, including those in the Great Lakes coastal zone, prompted the Government of Ontario to initiate steps towards a wetland management policy in Wetland inventory and. COVID Resources.

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

These techniques will be used to develop a new Wetland Policy for the province. Protected areas: a hydrological approach for defining boundaries based on archived radar imagery. Biological Conservation Carbon Stores and Sequestration in Mineral Wetlands of Southern Ontario.The majority of Ontario’s human population resides in southern Ontario, and this settlement pattern has been a major factor contributing to wetland loss in the province.

Marsh, Darryl Mitchell. Wetlands are continually under stress from both naturally occurring phenomena and human disturbances. Some stress is beneficial for 6 FOREWORD The Federal Policy on Wetland Conservation was released in Marchunder Canada's Green l departments have now had several years to consider the goals, guiding principles, and strategies articulated by the Policy, and how these might best be integrated with their program delivery.

Environment Canada, specifically the headquarters office of the Canadian Wildlife File Size: KB.