North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) staff use detailed mapping layers to review and determine hazards or features on the ground when screening planning and development applications.  These maps allow for transparency for municipalities, landowners and public when planning development to help determine if their property is within an area regulated by NBMCA.

There have been several advances in technology, mapping and modelling which allows Conservation Authorities to refine and maintain mapping products.  In order to support land use planning and permitting, NBMCA recently completed an update to the wetland mapping information to better reflect the features on the landscape.  The update provides more accurate and up-to-date Approximate Regulated Area (ARA) mapping.  The ARA mapping provides guidance and information in preparation for pre-consultation meetings.

The Draft ARA mapping is available for viewing online at Map Your Property

NBMCA is inviting public comment on the Draft Updated ARA Mapping.  Please use the form below to submit comments.  Commenting is open until August 14, 2020. 

NBMCA has also prepared two comprehensive documents as they relate to NBMCA's permitting and plan review processes: 

NBMCA is also inviting public comment on the Administrative Procedural Manual and the O.Reg 177/06 Policy Manual until August 14, 2020.  Comment forms for the Administrative Procedural Manual and the O.Reg 177/06 Policy Manual are available online at the pages linked above for each document. 

Invitation to Comment on Draft Updated Approximate Regulated Area (ARA) Screening Map 
Comments close August 14, 2020 

Comment - Approximate Regulated Area Mapping Update

If you have any questions and would like a response, please include your question here:
Your personal information and comments are being collected in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) . NBMCA staff will use the information you provide for consideration with regard to the document identified above. Your information will not be shared with third parties.