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Shore protection checklist

New checklist, fact sheet offer landowners, contractors more details on what’s needed when applying for proposed shoreline protection works 

Checklist for Applications for Shore Protection, fact sheet with information for landowners and contractors proposing shoreline protection works are posted online at Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority website at

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors has approved a new fact sheet with information for landowners and contractors who are proposing shoreline protection works and a new Checklist for Applications for Shore Protection. The two documents have been posted on the shoreline management plan page at this link:

The conservation authority requires permits for shoreline works proposed to prevent erosion. Providing more detail about what’s required for a permit application can help to expedite the application process and ensures the application process is consistent, according to ABCA staff. 

“We feel it will be easier and faster for applicants to obtain permit approval if they know ahead of time what information is required,” said Geoffrey Cade, ABCA Manager of Water and Planning. 

The board approved the two documents at its regular board meeting held on September 20, 2018. 

The new checklist includes details about what’s needed in terms of drawings and plans and other submission requirements. 

The fact sheet outlines application submission requirements, application fees, and ABCA’s application review process for shoreline protection.

To learn more visit or contact ABCA at 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

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