Wetland Management Overview
  • Enhancing Wetland Habitat
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Enhancing Wetland Habitat
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Enhancing Wetland Habitat
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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  • Enhancing Wetland Habitat
  • Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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    Enhancing Wetland Habitat

    Now that you understand the incredible benefits of wetlands you'll want to make sure yours is functioning at its very best. Perhaps you've bought land that was tile drained for farming but is no longer in production and you'd like to restore your wetland. Perhaps you simply want to attract more wildlife.

    Of all types of ecosystems, wetlands support the greatest diversity of wildlife. Learn what type of wetland you have on your property and find out what you can do to attract the wildlife best supported by this habitat.

    Wetlands on My Lands? is a short guide published by Ducks Unlimited which provides some simple, low-cost techniques for creating or restoring wetlands for wildlife. Ducks Unlimited also has a Wetland Care Program that can provide grants to restore and protect wetlands. Wetland Habitat Management - A Guide for Landowners is an excellent paper produced by Ducks Unlimited in the Great Lakes region of the USA.

    Working Around Wetlands? What You Should Know. This 18-page booklet, published by Environment Canada, provides good guidance and relevant legislation for working around wetlands.

    Planting the Seed: A Guide to Establishing Aquatic Plants has been compiled by Environment Canada to provide information on developing a wetland restoration strategy and identifies several design considerations for planning a project.

    Water and Wetlands Extension Notes are available from the Landowners Resource Centre covering a number of topics about wetland restoration.

    The Adopt-a-Pond wetland conservation program, sponsored by the Toronto Zoo, has published an on-line Guide to Wetland Restoration and Frog-Friendly Backyards (The Urban Outback). This excellent guide also provides an appendix of Native Ontario Plant Species for Wetlands to help with your restoration project. Also check out their scroll down menu for a variety of species guides to help you identify which reptiles and amphibians live in your wetland.

    Wildlife Ponds are excavated basins that mimic natural healthy wetlands. This fact sheet published by Ducks Unlimited and Ontario Stewardship explains how to construct a pond and maximize your benefits from it.

    Wetland Buffers are shrubs or trees adjacent to wetlands that improve their function. This fact sheet published by Ducks Unlimited explains their value.

    Wood Duck Nest Box instructions have been published by Ducks Unlimited. Delta Waterfowl has plans for the construction mallard nesting structures, called hen houses.

    Wetland Restoration and Rehabilitation is a fact sheet published by Ontario Nature. It provides a general overview about wetland restoration and advice about using native plants.

    The Wetkit project provides tools and resources for working with wetlands in Canada. This website allows you to select your province to find specific resources tailored to your region.

    Your local Conservation Authority is responsible for issuing permits for any alteration to wetlands and shorelines. Before you begin any restoration projects, please contact them to make sure you're not breaking the law.

    For more general information about ways you can attract wildlife to your property, please see our webpage titled Enhancing Wildlife Habitat.

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    Have a Property in Rural Ontario?

    Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment. You'll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide information on just about any property-related question you may have.

    If you've never owned a property with a well or a septic system, where do you learn healthy ways to maintain them? If you're looking for information about managing your woodlot, about living with wildlife, about altering your shoreline or about starting up a small farm, we've done the research for you. If you want to talk to someone who has an understanding about specific local issues, then click on the link below for 'Who Can You Call for Help?'

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