Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

2015 Report on the Environmental Health of the
Oak Ridges Moraine and Adjacent Greenbelt

This report card is a measurement of the health of the Oak Ridges Moraine and adjacent Greenbelt subwatersheds within the Nottawasaga Valley watershed. Human health and well-being are affected by the quality of our natural environment. Monitoring increases our understanding of watershed health and helps target programs and activities to where they are needed most. It is also a tool used to track progress, identify changing conditions and target areas that require protection or enhancement. Two of NVCA's subwatersheds: Innisfil Creek (Bailey Creek and Beeton Creek catchments) and the Upper Nottawasaga River -- include portions of the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Greenbelt (Escarpment and Protected Countryside).
This report card was prepared by the Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition to provide science-based information to inform the 2015 review of the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan. Funding support generously provided by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.
Where is NVCA within the ORM?
Where is the ORM within NVCA?
The Overall Grade for the health of the watershed is based on four variables:

*Please Click One of the Variables below for more Information

Forest Conditions

Surface Water Quality

Groundwater Quality

Coldwater Fish
and Stream Temperature


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