? <div id='columnMain'>Regulations For Working Around Water </div> <div id='columnSide'> <h3>Have a Property in Rural Ontario?</h3> <p>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.</p> <p>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?'</p> </div>

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Regulations for Working Around Water

log skidder crossing a bridge over a streamIf you have a stream on your property or plan to harvest some lumber near a shoreline, you'll need to become familiar with various regulations for working around water to know which laws might apply to your situation. To read a detailed description about careful logging practices around water, dowload the Landowner's Guide to Careful Logging

The federal Fisheries Act was revised in 2012. The new prohibition will manage threats to fish that are part of or support commercial, recreational or Aboriginal fisheries with the goal of ensuring their productivity and ongoing sustainability. In Ontario, the beds of most lakes and many rivers and streams is considered public land and falls under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Public Lands Act. This Act is administered by MNRF and you can contact your local MNRF office to find out if you need a permit for any work you are doing that may impact Crown land.

The Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act may require that you need a permit if you are planning to construct a stream crossing to skid logs out of your woodlot. Small or intermittent streams do not require approval if the area drained by the stream is less than 5 square kilometres. This Act is also administered by MNRF and permits are available from your local MNRF office.

Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act includes a number of regulations for working around water. Please contact your local Conservation Authority to find out whether a permit is required.

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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