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Educational Resources

Ready to learn all about the Oak Ridges Moraine and all it has to offer? Explore this page for a starting point for educational resources on the Oak Ridges Moraine in your curriculum.

Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Technical Paper Series
These papers, which have detailed information about the Oak Ridges Moraine, can be a starting point for developing lessons or discussions in your classrooms.

Provides guidance in the identification and protection of significant wildlife habitat on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Provide definitions and technical criteria to assist in the identification and delineation of key natural heritage features

Provides technical assistance in the identification, delineation and protection of significant woodlands as described in the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides guidance for municipalities and conservation authorities who are concerned with developing and implementing the water budget and watershed plan requirements of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides guidance to municipalities, landowners, developers and their consultants in planning, developing and implementing the provisions of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides guidance to assist approval authorities, land developers, consultants and other proponents in planning and developing sewage and water system plans for the implementation of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

A guide and checklist to the fascinating array of bird life that calls this region home! This document describes where and when to see these species in York Region and across the moraine. Information on how to help support bird conservation is included as well. 

Provides direction on how connectivity should be addressed in the planning and design component of any planning application on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Provide technical assistance to municipalities and others in the identification of significant portions of habitat of endangered, rare and
threatened species for the purposes of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provide guidance for assessing the impact of development and site alteration on key natural heritage features

Provides guidance to assist upper-tier and single-tier municipalities of conservation authorities in developing water conservation plans to implement the water provisions of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides guidance for owners or operators within wellhead protection areas to prepare and maintain a site management and contingency plan as per the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides guidance to assist municipalities, land developers, consultants, and other proponents in planning and developing stormwater management plans for the implementation of the provisions of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides assistance in the interpretation and application of the landform conservation policies of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides guidance on the identification of minimum vegetation protection zones next to life science areas of natural and scientific interest

Provides guidance to assist upper-tier and single-tier municipalities in preparing watershed plans as required by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides guidance to assist landowners, developers and their consultants in preparing hydrological evaluations as required by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Provides guidance to assist approval authorities and recreational land developers for planning and developing major recreational uses and implementing the provisions of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

A listing of many of the native plant of the Oak Ridges Moraine detailing specifics and behavior of the plant, as well as a soil and moisture preferences and physical descriptions.

To learn more about forests and forest functioning follow these links:

To learn more about wildlife follow these links:

To learn more about water, hydrology and caring for streams follow these links:

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