Protecting Greenbelt Wetlands: How effective is policy? presents the findings of a two-year study that investigated the extent to which new legislation, policy and stronger legal standards are serving to protect and restore wetlands in ontario’s greenbelt.
Undertaken by Ducks Unlimited Canada, Earthroots, Ecojustice and Ontario Nature, the study comprised four components: a comprehensive analysis of the legal and policy framework, a planners survey, nine case studies and an analysis of the cumulative impact of water takings. the report examines the strengths and weaknesses of the three provincial land-use plans in effect across the greenbelt—the niagara escarpment Plan, the oak ridges Moraine conservation Plan and the greenbelt Plan—and their intersection with other laws and policies relevant to wetland protection.
Protecting Greenbelt Wetlands: How Effective is Policy? was made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the J.P. Bickell Foundation, and the ongoing support of Ducks Unlimited Canada, Earthroots, Ecojustice and Ontario Nature donors.
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