Why surrounding land needs to be protected

Ontario Provincial policy States:

"Development and site alteration shall not be permitted on adjacent lands to the natural heritage features and areas identified in policies unless the ecological function of the adjacent lands has been evaluated and it has been demonstrated that there will be no negative impacts on the natural features or on their ecological functions"

see Provincial Policy

Marcus Buck, Hamilton karst expert and co-author of the report that helped turn the karst property into a provincial Area of Natural and Scientific Interest identifies the negative impact of development in the feeder area. Letter submitted to the city from Markus Buck -Aug 2007 (pdf file)

In his Sept. 6 letter, Dr. Ford calls the karst "one of the gems of the Escarpment" that will serve as an educational site for students in middle school through university."I have seen too many karst drainage basins elsewhere that are terribly degraded by urbanization and where restitution will be physically impossible or, at the least, prohibitively expensive," he states."The Eramosa Feeder Area is quite small in extent. I urge that it be fully protected." (full article)

Joe Minor Biology Inventory Report - Winter 2007

View video exploration of the karst geological features that will be interupreted when the property is developed into Hamiltonís newest conservation area. (to View videos open above link and scroll down to Eramosa Karst Videos)

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