Urban Naturalization in Canada: A Guidebook for Canadian Municipalities

Date: 2002

EcoPlan researched and wrote a nationally disseminated policy and program guidebook for Evergreen Canada to assist municipalities incorporate naturalization in their official plans, policies, environmental programs and operating procedures. Intended primarily for land-use planners, park managers, landscape architects, ecologists and other professionals, the guide can also be used by private landowners as a tool for sustainable landscape management and by citizens to influence positive change in the way municipalities value the role of nature in the city. The development process of the guidebook included a survey of over 40 Canadian municipalities and the formulation of six detailed case studies that explore some of the lessons learned in urban naturalization initiatives in Canada and the United States.