Idea Forum

Idea Forum

SUBMIT – Got an environment / conservation issue or idea?

It’s probably not just you! If there is an municipal environment / conservation issue on your mind, post it here. Or maybe you have a possible solution to an issue – post it! Find out if others have the same issue, or like your idea. No novels – just enter your issue/idea in 200 characters or less and we’ll post it for voting!

Submit an issue/idea

 

VOTE – Agree with an existing post? –

If you see an issue or idea that rings true for your municipality, click the “Vote for this issue/idea” button to add to the votes.

 

The impact of the new MGA on municipalities’ environmental responsibilities is unclear

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It looks like the new MGA will affect municipal responsibilities with regard to the environment, but we need some guidance here as to how, what might be the implications.

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Total Votes: 46

Timeline study for Provincial water act approvals

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Municipalities need a better understanding of the timeline required by AEP to process water act approvals and registrations.

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Total Votes: 17

Are there alternate ways of raising revenues for conservation

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Are there other ways for municipalities to raise revenues to buy land that is deemed ecologically important or invest in environmental management?

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Total Votes: 27

Can municipalities tax conservation lands differently than other lands

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I’m unclear on how various types of conservation lands are taxed, and the impact it might have on municipal revenues.

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Total Votes: 23

Municipalities don’t have access to good wetlands data

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Municipalities need wetlands data that is consistent and usable at the fine scale at which we make decisions

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Total Votes: 60

Environment, conservation and alignment with regional plans

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I would like to know how environmental management and conservation are supposed to be considered in our declaration of alignment with regional plans

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Total Votes: 50

Ditch reclamation for pollinators

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Reclaim marginal wild land habitat in ditches to build low-maintenance pollinator habitat

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Total Votes: 20

Information on environmental impacts of gravel extraction

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Information for municipalities on the long term impacts to riparian lands and water bodies, including aquifers, wetlands and floodplains, from gravel production

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Total Votes: 31

 

What Happens Next?

One of three things can happen as a result of posts in the Idea Forum


Community Conserve can adopt a project

The Community Conserve team regularly reviews the issues and ideas to see if there are ones that make sense to take on as a research or support question (if so, these end in the Resource Library). As the site is open to everyone, other organizations or agencies may also propose a project based on a Forum issue or idea.

A municipality can move an idea to ‘Fund Pooling’

If a municipality wants to collaborate with others to fund a project based on an issue or idea, they can ask Community Conserve to move it to the Fund Pooling page.

You can message the issue/idea poster

When you post an issue or idea, it’s anonymous (only the Community Conserve team knows the poster’s identity). However, if you are interested in talking to that person, contact us, and we will send them your message.