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Wetland Alteration Approval Process

Kidston PondNatural wetlands are important to the health and prosperity of our province. So, in 2011, government created a new policy to help conserve wetlands.

The Environment Act requires an approval for certain activities that impact wetlands. These activities are referred to as "alterations".

For more information, download our Wetland alteration checklist document:
So You Need to Alter a Wetland...PDF Download Link (PDF:292k).

You can also contact the nearest local field office for assistance with this process.