Public Consultation - Wetland Mapping Update


The Conservation Authorities Act requires all conservation authorities to regulate development that may impact natural hazards, wetlands, shorelines and watercourses. Since 2006, each conservation authority had its own development regulation under the Act that guided development in that watershed. RVCA’s regulation was Ontario Regulation 174/06 and the RVCA applied its regulation to the following wetlands:

  • Provincially significant wetlands; and
  • Other wetlands identified in municipal Official Plans and/or zoning.

On April 1, 2024, the province replaced all 36 individual conservation authority regulations (including 174/06) with Ontario Regulation 41/24: Prohibited Activities, Exemptions and Permits. This standardized regulation requires conservation authorities to regulate all wetlands plus a 30 metre buffer (which is reduced from 120 metres) and prohibits development activities in this area unless a permit is issued by the conservation authority.

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



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