Huron Natural Heritage Plan

The countryside of Huron County supports many different land uses. While the prominence of agriculture is obvious, there are also natural systems that perform vitally important social, economic and environmental services to the residents of Huron County.

These natural systems, which include features such as woodlots, rivers, ponds and meadows are highly valued by the property owners who host them and by the members of our communities in general.

The Huron Natural Heritage Plan (HNHP) defines natural heritage systems within Huron County and identifies tools to enhance and protect these features. 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 HNHP Implementation Strategy recognizes that the vast majority of natural features in Huron County are on privately owned land. Therefore, the success of the plan depends on landowners, municipalities and agencies working together to conserve our natural heritage.

The public is invited to provide input on the plan. Please forward comments to  planning@huroncounty.ca or call us toll-free at 1-888-524-8394 ext. 3. Thank you to all those who attended one of our two information open houses:

Thursday, October 20th, 2106   7PM to 9PMShowy Ladyslippers at the Belgrave Community Centre, 12 Queen’s Street, Belgrave

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016   7PM to 9PM at the Zurich Arena, 15 East Street, Zurich

Resources

  • pdf
    HNHP Technical Document
  • pdf
    HNHP Implementation Strategy