Toronto Ravine Stewardship Plans

Ravine Stewardship Plans – an inventory and assessment of the health of a ravine property, including Ravine Restoration Plan providing strategies for restoration to improve the overall health of the ravine. This is often a mandatory requirement by municipalities for development applications and permits for ravine properties.

The submission of a detailed Ravine Stewardship Plan enables for a more efficient review of Ravine Permit applications. This results in fewer delays in application processing and expedites permit acquisition.

Our Ravine Stewardship Plans include:

Inventory and Assessment

Inventory and analysis of ravine trees and vegetation, including an assessment of the overall health and condition of the ravine. Invasive & non-invasive species and native & non-native species are identified. Trees are measured, numbered and tagged, as well as photos taken of trees and vegetation inventoried. A digital context plan is created based on this information.

Ravine Restoration Plans with Details and Notes

Digital plans are produced with development activities and restoration and maintenance strategies, including details and notes. A removal and replanting plan with recommendations of future maintenance activities is included as part of the restoration plans.

Included:

  • Site visit for ravine inventory and assessment
  • Ravine Stewardship Plan as outlined above
  • Digital copy of the Ravine Stewardship Plan
  • Digital copy of Ravine Permit Application