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.
A summary of ecosystem services and valuation of these services in the Credit River Watershed.
This manual on the Greenbelt-specific Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) is to measure changes in ecosystem services as a result of landowners undertaking specific wetland restoration activities.
The study reviews economic fundamentals of reverse auctions (RAs) and Environmental Benefit Indices (EBIs) used in the USA, Australia, and Canada. The study also recommends a framework for a Greenbelt-specific wetland restoration EBI that includes biological, hydrological, and social benefits.
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.
This document has been provided in an attempt to standardize the water balance requirements to support development applications required to comply with the CTC Source Protection Plan Policy REC-1 and should be referred to for guidance purposes only. It is not a legal document and should not be used as such.
A factsheet summarizing CVC study of real estate values in Mississauga to quantify the monetary value that residents place on living near green space.
This report is a summary of the data collected for Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)’s Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program (IWMP) in 2018 and 2019. The report also describes program developments, updates on information management & processing, and how IWMP data have been used internally & externally.
This document provides a high-level overview on CVC’s Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program’s (IWMP) history, study design, data management, analysis, reporting, administration and implementation recommendations.
This factsheet provides an overview of CVC’s Intergrated Watershed Monitoring Program (IWMP).
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.
Appendix A of “Landscape Scale Analysis of the City of Mississauga: Final Technical Report”. Includes maps associated with the Landscape Scale Analysis and Enhancement Opportunity Analysis in the City of Mississauga.
Appendix B of “Landscape Scale Analysis of the City of Mississauga: Final Technical Report”. Outlines the GIS methods used to characterize the landscape in the City of Mississauga.
Appendix C of “Landscape Scale Analysis of the City of Mississauga: Final Technical Report”. Describes CVC’s Urban Land Classification system, a mapping tool developed to classify land uses in urban areas of the Credit River Watershed, and how it can be used to identify potential restoration opportunities.
Report documenting the methodology, results and recommendations for implementation of a Landscape Scale Analysis and Enhancement Opportunity Analysis completed in the City of Mississauga. The Landscape Scale Analysis assessed the relative importance of the City’s natural and semi-natural areas to ecosystem function, and the Enhancement Opportunity Analysis identified opportunities for restoration and stewardship activities within non-natural agricultural and open space areas.
The report and the associated spreadsheet provide costing for management and restoration activities for natural assets over their life cycles.
A factsheed summarizing that Credit Valley Conservation and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation have developed a Wetland Restoration Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) to help conservation practitioners measure the benefits of potential wetland restoration projects.
This document describes a protocol to conduct migratory shorebird and waterfowl surveys, in aquatic habitats, to identify Significant Wildlife Habitat (SWH).
To guide and standardize the use of tools, methods, and resources for conducting carbon assessments across Southern Ontario.
CVC study assessed the value of the ecosystem services provided by natural capital (i.e. natural assets) in the Credit River Watershed.