Mis Management Of The Coastal Zone

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Published on February 27, 2009

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Lake Huron - Need to ICZM legislation in Ontario

Coastal Mis-Management on Ontario’s “West Coast” : A Case Study of Economy and Environment R.J. Payne Lakehead University

Ontario’s “West Coast”

Ontario’s “West Coast” Introduction Coastal zone, however defined, is characterized by layers of administrative activity, from property owners, through municipal, provincial and federal governments Activities  management regimes should balance economic and environmental concerns Ideal vs. reality

Introduction

Coastal zone, however defined, is characterized by layers of administrative activity, from property owners, through municipal, provincial and federal governments

Activities  management regimes should balance economic and environmental concerns

Ideal vs. reality

Ontario’s “West Coast” Activities on Ontario’s “West Coast” Agriculture Intensive livestock operations (ILOs)‏ Intensive hog farming Large quantities of manure Environmental and social impacts “ right to farm” legislation Municipal/province tug-of-war over jurisdiction

Activities on Ontario’s “West Coast”

Agriculture

Intensive livestock operations (ILOs)‏

Intensive hog farming

Large quantities of manure

Environmental and social impacts

“ right to farm” legislation

Municipal/province tug-of-war over jurisdiction

Ontario’s “West Coast” Tourism and Recreation Second homes (cottages)‏ Beaches Swimming Boating Passive forms of recreation

Tourism and Recreation

Second homes (cottages)‏

Beaches

Swimming

Boating

Passive forms of recreation

Ontario’s “West Coast” Water Supply Pipeline from Lake Huron Supplies drinking water to London and Lake Huron shore communities But …

Water Supply

Pipeline from Lake Huron Supplies drinking water to London and Lake Huron shore communities

But …

Ontario’s “West Coast” Management Regimes Ontario’s Planning Act Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), 2005 Critics say “pro-development” Provincial interests trump local/regional “ normal agricultural practices” elsewhere Framework does NOT extend beyond high water mark

Management Regimes

Ontario’s Planning Act

Provincial Policy Statement (PPS), 2005

Critics say “pro-development”

Provincial interests trump local/regional

“ normal agricultural practices” elsewhere

Framework does NOT extend beyond high water mark

Ontario’s “West Coast” Issues Coastal Management legislation None exists in Ontario Province has chosen to take the lead on other planning matters E.g., Niagara Escarpment Planning Area Definition of the Coastal Zone Includes near-shore areas Includes river valleys

Issues

Coastal Management legislation

None exists in Ontario

Province has chosen to take the lead on other planning matters

E.g., Niagara Escarpment Planning Area

Definition of the Coastal Zone

Includes near-shore areas

Includes river valleys

Ontario’s “West Coast” Local – provincial relations Municipalities “creatures of the province” Other local organizations E.g., Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation Control of intensive hog operations Proposed legislation in 2003 did not move past first reading Planning Act and PPS not effective

Local – provincial relations

Municipalities “creatures of the province”

Other local organizations

E.g., Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

Control of intensive hog operations

Proposed legislation in 2003 did not move past first reading

Planning Act and PPS not effective

Ontario’s “West Coast” Conclusion Coastal management legislation needed: Existing framework not working to achieve balance Significance of the Lake Huron shore for a number of activities Local perspectives shut out in existing regime

Conclusion

Coastal management legislation needed:

Existing framework not working to achieve balance

Significance of the Lake Huron shore for a number of activities

Local perspectives shut out in existing regime

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