Natural Heritage Action Plan

In addition to reflecting Guelph’s community values, the City’s Natural Heritage Action Plan supports our Strategic Plan and Official Plan by prioritizing goals, policies, guidelines and actions designed to maintain, enhance and restore woodlands, wetlands, watercourses, valley lands and meadows, surface water and groundwater features in Guelph.

Actions completed 2019

Actions underway 2020

  • Adopt-a-space community stewardship program
  • Ecological technical guidelines for road ecology, bird-friendly design, construction impact mitigation, trails, natural area offsetting and soil health
  • Low impact development standards for stormwater management
  • Natural heritage data management system
  • Stormwater management monitoring program
  • Subwatershed study prioritization framework
  • Weather monitoring station network

Natural Heritage Action Plan

For more information

519-822-1260 extension 5616
planning@guelph.ca