Cedar Creek Provincial Park Management Planning

ERO number
019-0061
Notice type
Policy
Act
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
February 18, 2020 - April 3, 2020 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
February 18, 2020
to April 3, 2020

Decision summary

We have approved the Cedar Creek Provincial Park Management Plan. It will guide protection and management of Cedar Creek Provincial Park over the coming years.

Decision details

Cedar Creek Provincial Park Management Plan

We have approved a park management plan for Cedar Creek Provincial Park. This plan:

  • establishes the purpose, objectives and vision for the park
  • describes the park’s natural, cultural and recreational resources
  • addresses park classification, the park boundary, and how areas of the park are differentiated through zoning
  • establishes park policies related to resource management, recreation management, operations and development

About the park

Cedar Creek Provincial Park is in Essex County, 35 kilometres southeast of Windsor. This 70-hectare nature reserve class park is one of several properties protected as part of the Ontario Parks Legacy 2000 partnership between Ontario Parks and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), and through local community-based efforts of the Essex Region Conservation Authority and others. The park was regulated under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 in 2014.

Cedar Creek Provincial Park protects important earth and life science features such as:

  • portions of the Cedar Creek Life Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI)
  • important riparian wetland complexes
  • diverse Carolinian Life Zone communities
  • provincially rare species
  • Species at Risk habitat

It also offers opportunities for day-use recreational activities, such as hiking.

Comments received

Through the registry

7

By email

8

By mail

1
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Effects of consultation

Comments were generally positive and supported the proposed management plan for Cedar Creek Provincial Park. All comments received were considered in preparing the Cedar Creek Provincial Park Management Plan.

Suggestions and comments were made on the following topics:

  • recreational uses
  • invasive species
  • habitat restoration and management
  • cultural heritage research
  • unauthorized access and use
  • visitor infrastructure

The changes made between the preliminary document and the final park management plan include the following:

  • updated information about species present in the park
  • clarified summary of pressures
  • added policy on the management
  • of the restored wetland
  • updated wildlife habitat management direction
  • updated policy on vegetation and tree management
  • updated prescribed burning direction
  • added consideration surrounding cultural heritage technical studies
  • added research priorities
  • updated status of abandoned oil and gas well that was sealed in the 1920s
  • clarified trails policy and changed the development of a new trail to a medium-term priority
  • administrative updates

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Wheatley Provincial Park
Address

21116 Klondyke Road
P.O. Box 640
Wheatley, ON
N0P 2P0
Canada

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-0061
Notice type
Policy
Act
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Proposal posted

Comment period

February 18, 2020 - April 3, 2020 (45 days)

Proposal details

Cedar Creek Park Management Plan

We are developing a park management plan for Cedar Creek Provincial Park. This plan will:

  • establish the purpose, objectives and values of the park
  • address park classification, park boundary, and how areas of the park are differentiated through zoning
  • establish park policies related to resource management, recreation management, operations and development.

We are developing the plan with a 20-year timeframe in mind.

We will use the feedback we receive through formal consultation opportunities to help develop the plan. These consultation opportunities are outlined below.

About the park

Cedar Creek Provincial Park is in Essex County, 35km southeast of Windsor. This 70-hectare nature reserve class park is one of several properties protected as part of the Ontario Parks Legacy 2000 partnership between Ontario Parks and the Nature Conservancy of Canada . The park was regulated under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act in 2014.

Cedar Creek Provincial Park protects important earth and life science features such as:

  • portions of Cedar Creek Life Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest
  • important riparian wetland complexes
  • diverse Carolinian Life Zone communities
  • provincially rare species
  • species at risk habitat

It also offers recreational activities:

  • hiking
  • cross-country skiing
  • snowshoeing

Public consultation opportunities

We will invite the following groups to comment on the Preliminary Park Management Plan:

  • Indigenous communities
  • stakeholders
  • members of the public

We will notify groups about consultation opportunities through:

  • direct mailing to Indigenous communities and stakeholders that have a potential interest in the project
  • direct mailing to Ontario Parks’ mandatory contact list for planning projects
  • direct mailing to those who provided comments in previous consultation on this planning project, or who requested to be on the project mailing list
  • local newspaper ad
  • notices posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario
  • notices posted at the park or other appropriate locations

We invited these groups to provide comments at earlier stages of management planning for Cedar Creek Provincial Park. They provided input on the Terms of Reference (November 21, 2006 to January 12, 2007).

We will make the planning documents available:

  • online
  • in person at the locations listed in this notice
  • from the contact person listed in this notice

Documents will be available for review and comment during each consultation period for a minimum of 45 days.

We will consider the comments we receive as we develop the final Cedar Creek Park Management Plan.

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Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.

Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Ontario Parks - Southwest Zone
Address

659 Exeter Road
London, ON
N6L 1L3
Canada

Office phone number
Wheatley Provincial Park
Address

21116 Klondyke Road
P.O. Box 640
Wheatley, ON
N0P 2P0
Canada

Office phone number

Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from February 18, 2020
to April 3, 2020

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