The 2021-2030 Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Strategic Plan is an update to the goals and objectives set out in the Cootes to Escarpment Park System Conservation and Land Management Strategy (November 2009). It sets priorities and goals for the EcoPark System partnership to achieve by 2030.
Since early 2019, representatives from our partnering agencies and a diversity of interested individuals from various other organizations have particpated in consultations and workshops to develop the plan's sterategic priorities, directions, and actions.
We invite members of the public to provide feedback on how we can accomplish our priorities for the next decade. Please review the Strategic Plan's text in the link below and share any comments you have to the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Coordinator, Mr. Tomasz Wiercioch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for comments is December 19, 2020
Here you can download the Phase I (background research and consultation 2007-2008), Phase II (development of the vision, 2009-2010), and Phase III (implementation steps, 2010-2013). Reports are arranged below in reverse chronological order of completion (most recent first).
In Phase III, the partners began implementing the recommended actions in the Phase II report and more generally working to realize the vision for a new park system articulated in the Phase II report.
One output of the work in Phase III is the Cootes to Escarpment Park System Land Securement Strategy, which was finalized in late 2011.
Cootes to Escarpment Park System: Phase II
Phase II of the Cootes to Escarpment Park System Project was the formulation of our strategic vision.
Cootes to Escarpment Park System Conservation and Land Management Strategy (November 2009)
The Cootes to Escarpment Park System Conservation and Land Management Strategy report summarizes the recommendations from our consultations with stakeholders, the general public and specialists working for conservation land owning agencies about how the park system could be organized. It was made available in draft form for consultation and comment by the public at our Open House in February, 2009, and our Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting in April, 2009. Editorial work and layout was completed and the final version of the report released in November 2009 as Cootes to Escarpment Park System Conservation and Land Management Strategy, which is often referred to as the Phase II report.
The high resolution maps that accompany the Phase 2 report can be obtained on the maps website.
Phase I of the project involved collection of background information on cultural, environmental and economic conditions in the study area. Guided by the Steering Committee, this phase was completed primarily through a literature review undertaken by project staff. The collected information is provided in the Phase I background report (January 2008).
The maps that accompanied the Phase I report can be obtained on the maps webpage.