Huron County drafts plan to conserve our natural heritage

October 14, 2016

The County of Huron has drafted the Huron Natural Heritage Plan to conserve our environmental systems and features, which are widely valued by our residents.

Our countryside supports many different land uses. While the prominence and benefits of agriculture are obvious, natural systems also provide vitally important social, economic and environmental services to the residents of Huron County.

The Huron Natural Heritage Plan (HNHP) defines natural heritage systems within Huron County and identifies tools to enhance and protect features like woodlots, rivers, ponds and meadows. The plan consists of two documents:

  • The HNHP Technical Document describes the methodology used to identify significant natural features and the natural heritage system in Huron County, and
  • The HNHP Implementation Strategy defines the approach to protecting natural heritage features.

The success of the plan depends on landowners, municipalities and agencies working together to conserve our collective natural heritage. The public is invited to provide input on the plan, which can be viewed at on our website. Please forward comments to planning@huroncounty.ca, call us toll-free at 1-888-524-8394 ext. 3 or attend one of our two information open houses:

Open House: Thursday, October 20th from 7PM to 9PM at the Belgrave Community Centre, 12 Queen’s Street, Belgrave

Open House: Thursday, October 27th from 7PM to 9PM at the Zurich Arena, 15 East Street, Zurich

Each open house will feature a presentation starting at 7:30PM.