Woodland By-law Review

We're undertaking a comprehensive review of the Region’s Woodland By-law.

Niagara Region’s Tree and Forest Conservation By-law (30-2008) has been protecting woodlands in Niagara since 1981. The last update to the by-law occurred in 2008 due to:

  • Changes in the Municipal Act
  • A request for amendments to the by-law from the Township of West Lincoln
  • The transfer of responsibilities for enforcement of the by-law to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority


The purpose of this review is to ensure consistent service delivery and application of the by-law across Niagara.

The review will consider:

  • Changes to provincial legislation
  • Alignment between the by-law and the current Niagara Region Official Plan policies
  • Best management practices
  • Opportunities for enhancements and efficiencies in administration and enforcement

Public Engagement

The project team is soliciting public feedback on the existing by-law and proposed changes. Stakeholder information sessions were held on Tuesday, March 3. A copy of the presentation and display boards from the public information centres are available for review under the reports and documents section of this website.

Your input is important. Review the materials or contact us if you have any questions or require further information.

Public Information Centres

Public information centres previously scheduled for March 24, 25, 30 and 31 have been cancelled due to temporary closures of the event facilities. Updates regarding rescheduled public information centres, if applicable, will be posted here and advertised in local newspapers and on our social media channels.

If you would like to be added to the project mailing list, you can contact us using the email above.

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