Environmental planning studies take place on several levels. As noted in Subwatershed Planning and 2.4.3 of the City of Ottawa Official Plan – Watershed and Subwatershed Studies are completed before an environmental management plan is done, providing information on the existing natural features of the watershed or subwatershed study area.
The main purpose of an environmental management plan (EMP) is to
- Consider the impacts of any land-use activities on natural features
- Develop a plan to mitigate adverse effects
- Protect, enhance or restore the natural system for the pleasure of all
Several City of Ottawa Environmental Management Plans have been completed or are underway.
The Environmental Management Plans contained within this section have completed their public consultation phase and have been approved by City Council for implementation.
Plans in progress
The Environmental Management Plans contained within this section are currently in a development phase. Please choose the link to a specific plan for details and how you can get involved.