The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is making some changes, and wants to know what the public thinks about the Conservation Authority Act. It was originally created almost 70 years ago in 1946 in response to “extensive flooding, erosion, deforestation and soil loss resulting from poor land, water and forestry management practices in prior decades”, according to the MNR.

“Our government recognizes the importance of managing key natural resources to meet the current and future needs of Ontarians,” says Bill Mauro, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy. “This is why we are initiating the first review of the Conservation Authorities Act in nearly 70 years, in collaboration with our municipal partners and other stakeholders.”

It’s under review now to find a way to better protect the environment, but still allow for economic development. Let the Ministry know your thoughts online, Click Here.

You can also check out the Discussion Paper online.