Woodland By-law Review

We're undertaking a comprehensive review of the Region’s Woodland By-law, and asking for public feedback.

Niagara Region’s Tree and Forest Conservation By-law (30-2008) has been protecting woodlands in Niagara since 1981. The last update to the by-law occurred in 2008 due to:

  • Changes in the Municipal Act
  • A request for amendments to the by-law from the Township of West Lincoln
  • The transfer of responsibilities for enforcement of the by-law to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority


The purpose of this review is to ensure consistent service delivery and application of the by-law across Niagara.

The review will consider:

  • Changes to provincial legislation
  • Alignment between the by-law and the current Niagara Region Official Plan policies
  • Best management practices
  • Opportunities for enhancements and efficiencies in administration and enforcement


Email Woodland Review
905-980-6000 ext. 3459

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