Picture of a municipal woodlot

Natural Heritage Implementation Strategy - 2014

  • For a copy of the Natural Heritage Implementation Strategy - Full Document please contact through the e-mail noted on the right side of this page. 

Council Notice of Motion –January 28, 2013

At the January 28, 2013 Council Meeting, Councillor Parsons presented a Notice of Motion, regarding the development of a tree protection by-law.

The first part of the motion was referred to administration for more information:

  • “Council place an immediate moratorium on the clear cutting of forest and tree cover within the Municipality pending the consideration of a woodlot conservation by-law and that such moratorium remains in effect for a period not to exceed 6 months.”

The second part of the motion was approved by Council:

  • “Staff prepare a report on the feasibility of implementing such a by-law, consulting with stakeholders, property owners, groups and accredited experts in the fields and report back to Council as soon as possible.”

On February 11/13 Cl Fluker tabled;

  • MOTION TABLED - That the motion regarding the Temporary Clear Cutting By-law be tabled until a Woodlot Conservation By-law comes before Council after community consultation has taken place.

          This Notice of Motion passed.

Chatham-Kent Greening Strategy – Greening Partnership – 2007

In 2007 Council approved the creation of the Greening Partnership Program between the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority.

The partnership’s focus is on tree planting, habitat restoration and riparian buffer creation efforts within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.  This partnership has secured over $1.2 million dollars in grant funding for Chatham-Kent since the inception of the program. 

Chatham-Kent Forest Management Strategy - 2003

Chat%ONeill Nature PreserveThe preservation and enhancement of tree and forest cover throughout Chatham-Kent was a key message that evolved during the development of the Community Strategic Plan and the Chatham-Kent Official Plan.

In late 2002, Council instructed administration to develop a Forest Management Strategy to protect and enhance forest cover throughout Chatham-Kent.

In September of 2003, administration reported the results of the study and public consultation to Council along with 20 recommendations that became the Forest Management Strategy for Chatham-Kent.