A healthy natural environment is fundamental to our health, our quality of life and our economic well-being. Niagara's distinctive character and appeal to residents and visitors alike lie, in part, in its rich natural heritage - Niagara Falls, the Escarpment, the Great Lakes and the forests and wetlands, such as Point Abino, Jordan Harbour and the Wainfleet Bog. Environmental Planning and Conservation involves finding a balance between the protection of our natural environmental and agricultural resources and development pressures.
Policies in the Regional Policy Plan, the Tree Conservation By-Law, information reports and the work of advisory committees provide insight into how our natural environment will be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations. Please click on any of the links to the left to find out more about these topics.See also: Regional Policy Plan