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Land Conservation & Resource Strategy

Conservation authorities are required to review their land holdings and the programs and services they deliver by the end of 2024 in accordance with O.Reg 686/21.  The resultant strategy is to:

  • guide land acquisitions, development, and disposals;
  • demonstrate how MVCA’s land (and easements etc.) integrate with other publicly-owned properties and enhance natural heritage in our jurisdiction;
  • establish acceptable land uses and the programs and services for each site; and
  • identify funding sources for those programs and services.

The strategy will also inform the design and delivery of MVCA’s programs and services by:

  • providing guiding principles and objectives;
  • outlining how MVCA will track progress against them;
  • identifying gaps and challenges to delivering programs and services;
  • development pressures, funding needs, and revenues.

Have your say!

These two documents were developed to obtain your input on key matters that are to be considered during development of the strategy:

You can also watch the virtual Information Session held July 16 during which we provided background information, answered questions, and received feedback.  Highlights from the session can be found in the presentation.

Your comments on these and related matters can be provided using our online survey or submitted to: RE:  Land Conservation Strategy.

The online survey will be open and comments received until Friday September 6, 2024.

The strategy is to be drafted this fall, and go to MVCA’s Board of Directors for approval in December.