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The Natural Heritage System ensures the preservation of land which maintains a wide diversity of species and landscapes within an urban context.
The Natural Heritage System (NHS) is approximately 900 hectares of protected land — approximately 600 hectares east of Sixteen Mile Creek and about 300 hectares west of Sixteen Mile Creek. It is home to a number of terrestrial (woodlots, open fields) and aquatic systems (watercourses, valleys). The NSH was incorporated through designation into the town’s official plan (North Oakville East and West Secondary Plans). In comparison: Stanley Park in Vancouver is about 400 hectares; Central Park in New York City is about 340 hectares; High Park in Toronto is about 160 hectares.
These lands are currently privately owned, but are to be conveyed into public stewardship as part of future development processes. The protection of the Natural Heritage System within the New Communities of Oakville reflects the commitment of all involved through the establishment of the North Oakville East and West Secondary Plans.
Manager, Planning Services Department
905-845-6601, ext. 6042
Senior Planner, Planning Services Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3029