Lower Trent Conservation

Watershed Strategies

A number of broad, long term plans help to ensure that our watershed management program fulfill our vision of healthy watersheds.

Watershed / Sub Watershed Plans

The purpose of watershed planning is to achieve an ecosystem-based approach to environmental protection, water management, and land use planning. By identifying and classifying natural areas and systems requiring protection and delineating areas of natural hazards opportunities and constraints for development are identified, as well as opportunities to focus conservation and restoration initiatives.
   Salem Creek Watershed Plan
   Dead & York Creek Sub-Watershed Plan
   Mayhew Creek State of the Watershed Report
   South Sidney Watershed Report

Natural Heritage Strategy

A natural heritage strategy is an integrated landscape approach to identification, protection and rehabilitation of natural areas in a planning region.  Natural features and linkages are mapped, along with potential corridors and opportunities for habitat rehabilitation. 

Criteria are developed to identify significant habitats and recommendations developed to maintain ecosystem features and functions through municipal planning, private stewardship and habitat rehabilitation.
   Campbellford/Seymour/Percy/Hastings-Quinte West-Belleville Natural Heritage Strategy

Shoreline Management Plans

Shoreline management combines knowledge and understanding of water impacts such as wave uprush, sediment movement, and flooding with land impacts such as drainage, slope stability, vegetation management, stewardship, and land use.  Shoreline management plans are developed to ensure that sound land use decisions are made that consider both land and water impacts and factors.  If not properly planned, shoreline development may result in property damage and potential risks to human life.  Poorly planned development may also adversely affect the natural environment.
   Cramahe Shoreline Report
   Alnwick Haldimand Lake Ontario Shoreline Report