Protecting Natural Heritage Systems

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What is the Natural Heritage System?

The Natural Heritage System (NHS) is the network of Brampton’s natural features and areas, including woodlands, valleys, wetlands, lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and meadows. The NHS provid​es benefits and vital services to the City and its residents, such ​as cleaning our air and water, maintaining biodiversity, reducing flooding, providing recreational opportunities, and absorbing and storing greenh​ouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

Brampton’s NHS is widely accessible through trails and parks where residents can enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of connecting with nature.

Policies, Plans, and Programs

Provided below is a list of policies, plans, and programs the City has in place to help protect, manage, and enhance the Natural Heritage System.​