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Watershed Management Futures for Ontario

Conservation Ontario Whitepaper

Ontario’s Conservation Authorities have developed a whitepaper to promote discussion around Watershed Management Futures for Ontario.

The purpose of this whitepaper is to spur discussion between Conservation Authorities and the Province about how to more effectively manage Ontario’s watersheds by leveraging local and provincial resources in order to create efficiencies in Ontario’s watershed management services and programs.

It is suggested that discussions focus on the roles and responsibilities for managing Ontario’s watersheds, as well as how to redefine relationships between Conservation Authorities and provincial ministries.

To move forward, the whitepaper acknowledges that the dialogue must include municipalities and other stakeholders and asks that the province take a leadership role in establishing the dialogue at the earliest possible date. Through this dialogue it is our goal to more effectively leverage local and provincial efforts to protect Ontario’s natural resources.

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