Crown land is an important part of Ontario’s environmental and economic future. How do we balance these priorities?
Policy advisors like Colin, based in Peterborough, ask this question as they work manage Ontario’s resources in a sustainable way.
87% of Ontario is designated as crown land. These 39 million hectares of land, lakes, and other water are used for leisure, sport, preserving our environment, and developing our economy. Land Use Planning Policy Advisors help when designating areas as provincial parks, conservation areas, power generation, and other public priorities. When industry comes to the government with extraction projects, there are many factors to consider to sustain our environment and keep our communities safe. Policy advisors like Colin evaluate projects based on community feedback, the stability of the ecosystem, and the scale of the project to ensure it is appropriate for the proposed land. Developing certain areas of Crown Land with sustainability in mind also allows Ontario to protect important regions, including waterways and wetlands.
AMAPCEO represents over 15,000 professional public servants like Colin, who plan for Ontario’s sustainability long-term.