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Greenway Municipal Planning

In the spring of 2014, Ontario Nature released Best Practices Guide to Natural Heritage SysteNature heritage systems guidems Planning. This guide promotes a strategic approach to land-use planning which addresses biodiversity loss and prepares for the uncertainties of climate change. The guide is a tool to help communities to effectively protect greenway systems that create resilient communities and promote ecological sustainability. 

The Best Practices Guide to Natural Heritage Systems Planning draws on more than 50 examples of strong policies from over 20 municipalities. These policies help to protect and enhance the many benefits that nature provides including flood control, pollination, water purification and improved air quality. 

Workshops

Ontario Nature hosted four workshops attended by more than 140 planners and other professionals in London, Toronto, Port Hope and Collingwood. Participants represented over 35 municipalities, 13 Conservation Authorities, 12 consulting firms, four provincial ministries/agencies and dozens of community groups.  

Below are PDFs of the presentation materials:

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