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​​​Ecological Net Gains Policy Guidelines

Wetland_Nottawasaga_Valley.jpgNVCA has recently developed draft policy guidelines for achieving ecological net gains.

This policy document outlines NVCA's direction with regards to offsetting for the loss of natural heritage features through the development process. 

The intention is to ensure that the approach to offsetting is standardized, transparent and consistent for all Planning Act applications that qualify to implement offsetting as part of the development. 

The report promotes ecological ‘net gains’ within the watershed in limited situations where offsetting is determined to be an appropriate tool. This approach attempts to balance growth with the protection of the natural features to ensure that development remains sustainable for the long term.

Policy Guidelines Review​​

We welcome your comments and feedback on the proposed policy guidelines:

Document NVCA_Policy_Guidelines_for_Achieving_Ecological_Net_Gains_FOR_DISCUSSION

Feedback/Comments - Email your comments to Maria Campbell​, administrative assistant

The proposed policy guidelines will be available for comments from February 1 to March 29, 2019 (note: date extended)​.  After the review period, NVCA staff will finalize the document incorporating comments where feasible. At that point, the guidelines will be presented to the NVCA board of directors for approval.

When approved, the guidelines will be posted to the NVCA website​.​​