Increase Connectivity Between Parks and Natural Areas
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Increase Connectivity Within and Between our Parks and Natural Areas

The following actions are needed to complete this objective:

  • Conduct an assessment of the current state of Windsor’s parks and natural area linkages by performing a landscape analysis. Include the number of hectares of parks and natural areas that are “linked” to each other as a baseline.
  • Identify linkage improvement opportunities and reflect these in Official Plan updates.
  • Develop strategies for acquiring these strategic lands through the following mechanisms
    • Development applications
    • Purchase
    • Park dedication
    • Land swap
    • Conservation easements
    • Land trust
    • Voluntary property tax fund
    • Land contribution by public agencies
  • Work with surrounding municipalities to plan for and strengthen natural linkages across municipal boundaries.
  • Incorporate the use of eco-passages to support the movement of wildlife between natural areas.
  • Acquire properties through the development process.
  • Develop a natural heritage offsetting process.

These indicators show the progress the City is making to achieve this objective:

  • Parks landscape analysis

For more information on Environmental Initiatives

  • Phone: For general inquiries call 311.  For detailed inquiries call 519-253-7111 ext. 3226.
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