MNR and Ducks Unlimited Partner on dams, conversation

by Editorial Staff | January 28, 2014

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The provincial government and Ducks Unlimited have signed a 5-year agreement that will allow the not-for-profit organization repair or build small, low-risk dams that will help protect and preserve waterfowl habitat.

This new approach is designed to save time and money, and allow government to focus its resources towards reviewing large, complex dam applications.

“Ontario’s wetlands are essential for the long-term health of our watersheds, for providing critical habitat to a variety of species and for ensuring our own continued well-being,” said David Orazietti, minister of Natural Resources. “This initiative will allow the organization to spend more time conserving vital wetland habitat in Ontario.”

Protecting the environment will enhance the quality of life for Ontario families and ensure a dynamic, green economy for future generations. This is part of the government’s plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.