BURLINGTON, ON – Conservation Halton is conducting a review and update of its wetland mapping and will be looking for feedback.

Wetland mapping is used as a screening tool to identify potential wetlands and determine if a property may be regulated by Conservation Halton. Conservation Halton regulates all watercourses, valleylands, wetlands, Lake Ontario shoreline, Burlington Bay shoreline, and hazardous lands, as well as lands adjacent to these features.

Updated mapping supports the delivery of regulatory and planning programs and helps ensure wetlands are protected. Conservation Halton’s wetland mapping review and update may result in changes to regulation mapping.

Draft mapping will be available for review and comment from July 13 to September 13, 2022. To learn more or provide your feedback, please visit conservationhalton.ca/public-notices-and-engagement after July 13 or contact:

Lesley Matich
Manager, Planning Ecology
(905)336-1158 ext 2323

wetlandmapping@hrca.on.ca

Wetlands are the most biologically diverse kind of ecosystem, as they support both aquatic and terrestrial plant and wildlife species. These ecosystems provide a range of benefits, such as flood management, water quality improvement, groundwater replenishment and climate resilience, as well as recreation and economic opportunities, such as for timber, hunting and fishing.

Conservation Halton is the community based environmental agency that protects, restores, and manages the natural resources in its watershed. The organization has staff that includes ecologists, land use planners, engineers, foresters and educators, along with a network of volunteers, who are guided by a Board of Directors comprised of municipally elected and appointed citizens. Conservation Halton is recognized for its stewardship of creeks, forests and Niagara Escarpment lands through science-based programs and services. Learn more at conservationhalton.ca.

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Media contact:
Andrea Arrogante
Communications Specialist
(905)693-2083
aarrogante@hrca.on.ca