Consultant report documenting a review of the literature and policies and practices in southern Ontario related to ecological buffers, and the development of an evaluation methodology for determining appropriate buffer widths around natural heritage features based on this review.
University of Toronto-Mississauga report documenting the results of collaboration with CVC to model landscape connectivity in the Credit River Watershed using a circuit theory approach and evaluate the importance of each natural area for maintaining connectivity.
Through surveys of landowners, this report: (i) documents landowner wetland management history; (ii) understands landowner preferences and attitudes about wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide; (iii)
assesses the willingness of landowners to implement wetland restoration or enhancement on their
property; and (iv) evaluates landowner preferences for compensation.
A factsheet summarizing CVC study of rural landowners (farm and non-farm) in the Credit River watershed to determine: 1. how they manage wetlands on their properties; 2. their attitudes towards wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide; 3. their willingness to take on wetland restoration or enhancement projects; and 4. their preference for incentives to take on such projects.
Consultant report documenting a review of relevant natural heritage system planning policies within and beyond Ontario. This report supported Phase 4 of CVC’s Natural Heritage System Strategy and provided background information for the development of the example natural heritage system implementation policies.