A local Steering Committee is working with a consulting team and the conservation authority to guide the Shoreline Management Plan update over the next year. Local shoreline residents, industry representatives, and other stakeholders sit on the Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee is made up of representatives from:
- Shoreline residents and cottage associations
- Each of the four shoreline municipalities within the ABCA jurisdiction
- Counties of Huron and Lambton
- Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Two adjacent conservation authorities
What is a Shoreline Management Plan?
The objectives of a Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) are to develop and support solutions to current and future issues and problems along the shoreline. The primary focus of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Shoreline Management Plan is to address the shoreline hazards for flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches and their impact on shoreline development.
For more information, we have compiled answers to some frequently asked questions:
Frequently Asked Questions
We have developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) backgrounder that provides more information about the Shoreline Management Plan process and details. This may be found online at www.abca.on.ca for easy access and download. Simply visit the Shoreline Management Plan web page or click on the Shoreline Management Plan image on the www.abca.on.ca home page.
Download PDF file of answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
We will be working to develop a new Updated Shoreline Management Plan over 2015 and 2016.
The updated Shoreline Management Plan, when finished late in 2016, will be used as a reference document by ABCA staff and by shoreline municipalities in the ABCA watershed.
Alec Scott, Water and Planning Manager with ABCA, is the Project Lead.
The Shoreline Management Plan is being updated to ensure that the Plan reflects current mapping, legislation, policies, guidelines and technical information related to shoreline hazards and current land use trends along the Lake Huron shoreline that is within ABCA jurisdiction.
The updated Shoreline Management Plan will update the hazard limits for flooding, erosion and dynamic beaches to reflect current mapping standards identified in the Conservation Authorities Act, associated Ontario Regulations and the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement as well as new policies and guidelines that have been developed since the Plan was last updated.
Still have more questions about the work to update the Shoreline Management Plan? Please call Alec Scott or Geoff Cade at 519-235-2610 or toll-free at 1-888-286-2610. You are also welcome to send us an email through our staff contact page.