Protect Conservation and Recreation Lands

Why it's important to the region

Nearly half of the region’s land base is part of the Conservation and Recreation regional land use designation, which includes watersheds, parks, or conservation areas.

Outside of lands designated Conservation and Recreation, a number of different tools are used by municipalities and others to protect natural areas. These include the use of zoning, Environmental Development Permit Areas (EDPAs) and conservation covenants.

 

What it means for you

Fresh clean water
Less risk of flooding
Outdoor recreation opportunities

Land Use Designation for Conservation and Recreation

Protect lands