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Partnership with City of Ottawa highlights importance of floodplain mapping

South Nation Conservation (SNC) in partnership with the City of Ottawa has been working on updating floodplain mapping since 2012. Floodplain mapping is updated using LIDAR technology and streams are prioritized based on age of mapping, as well as land use and future development. Mapping is an important tool that identifies environmental features such as flood hazard areas to help protect residents and their properties. The maps support development reviews, manage drainage features and are used by City Emergency Services in case of extreme weather events. Read more

SNC extended office hours returning this summer

Returning May 21, the South Nation Conservation (SNC) headquarters office in Finch will remain open Thursdays until 7 p.m. to provide clients seeking permits and approvals with an extended service option. Last year, the Board of Directors decided on the late opening, and with last year’s success, extended office hours will be offered once again until Thanksgiving. Read more

Funding Announcement: United Counties of Prescott and Russell contributes $30,000 to SNC Woodlot Advisory Service

South Nation Conservation (SNC) is pleased to announce the continued partnership with United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) in supporting the Woodlot Advisory Service. UCPR is contributing $30,000 for program delivery; part of this funding will help subsidize a management plan under the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program. Boisés Est is also a supportive partner of this program. For more information, contact Joseé Brizard, Team Lead, Forest Resources at 1-877-984-2948, ext. 231 or jbrizard@nation.on.ca. Read more

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