A repository for past Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance public presentations, delegations and meetings with community members.
Churchyard, C., et al., 2011. The Cost of Community Services in the Township of Cavan Monaghan: A literature review on the fiscal impacts of land use for municipalities in Ontario, Canada.
Arthur Churchyard, M.Sc., Dr. Wayne Caldwell, RPP, MCIP School of Environmental Design and Rural Development University of Guelph. With input from Dr. Yolande Chan Past Director, The Monieson Centre at Queen’s School of Business Queen's University September 2011.
At the first public meeting of the Cavan Monaghan Official Plan (OP) review consultation (May 6, 2009), community members asked for a fiscal impact analysis to be conducted as part of the OP review process. The suggestion was that fiscal responsibility should be used as a governance principle in the allocation of land uses in the Township. Community members identified a need to balance business (commercial/industrial) development with residential development. Agriculture was also discussed as an important component of the local economy. This led to the identification of at least three major issues related to the fiscal costs and benefits of different land uses. The literature review examines existing documents and academic literature with a goal of providing a series of observations and conclusions that would be relevant for rural Ontario municipalities. In particular these findings help to identify the relative revenues and expenses associated with different land uses. The literature review is intended to contribute to more informed decision-making, particularly at the stage of developing an Official Plan.
Heidenreich, B., 2011. The Value of Trees:
Making the case for tree protection.
Compiled by Barbara Heidenreich for the Ontario Urban Forest Council www.oufc.org updated January 2011. A “case” for preserving trees sometimes has to be made. Fortunately there is extensive research already undertaken in documenting the environmental, social and economic benefits of trees and nature. The broad range of benefits that trees contribute, sometimes known as the “total economic value (TEV)”, is provided and references are appended that offer more details as to the value of trees.
Ceci, B. 2023. Overview of the Baxter Creek Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network: A Study for the Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA).
School of the Environment In association with the Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance April 2023. Version 1.0. A baseline Baxter Creek stream water quality trend analysis was conducted as the first step of a multi-step, multi-year study that will inform the Baxter Creek Watershed Alliance’s long-term watershed research study. The goal of this project was to collect raw data for nutrients that indicate water quality including phosphorus (P), nitrogen (N), sodium (Na), and chloride (Cl), as well as measured dissolved oxygen (DO) content, to produce information on the water quality of Baxter Creek.
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