National Conservation Plan to Protect Ecologically Sensitive Lands

The federal government recently launched the National Conservation Plan (NCP). The plan is intended to provide a more coordinated approach to conservation efforts across the country. The plan will include additional investments over five years to secure ecologically sensitive lands, support voluntary conservation and restoration actions, and strengthen marine and coastal conservation, including new initiatives designed to restore wetlands.

Any plans that commit to improving ecosystem health is good news for water and wastewater utilities. We’re especially happy to see wetlands identified as a priority since they are an important tool in stormwater management and conservation will be invaluable in mitigating and managing the impacts of climate change.

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association