Endangered species versus drainage
Farmers, contractors and municipalities are trying to cope with Ontario’s new Endangered Species Act
November 23, 2017 By Country Guide
Ontario municipalities and counties have been told, through the Endangered Species Act (ESA), that if endangered species are found in the drains and drainage ditches adjacent to farms, they will have to protect those at-risk species.
Failure to do so could result in fines up to $1 million for municipalities or $250,000 for individuals, not to mention possible imprisonment for up to one year.
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