Residents asked to express concerns on land use

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Memorial University has partnered with the Rural Secretariat and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador to explore land use in the Grand Falls-Windsor – Baie Verte – Harbour Breton (Central West) Region and they are looking for your input. The groups have created a short survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be found on our project website at www.cwlanduse.ca

A MUN student visiting the Connaigre Peninsula area took the above picture.

Are you concerned about land use in the Coast of Bays area, or in the surrounding region?

Memorial University has partnered with the Rural Secretariat and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador to explore land use in the Grand Falls-Windsor – Baie Verte – Harbour Breton (Central West) Region and they are looking for your input.

Land use planning and management is a broad subject that includes topics such as use of land for agriculture, mining, forestry, tourism and recreation, waterfront development or aquaculture growth as well as appropriate distribution of Crown Lands.

Even simple activities like hiking or snowmobiling are examples of land use!

Memorial University has created a short survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be found on our project website at www.cwlanduse.ca.

Here, you can also browse the page to find out more information on land use issues in your region as well as some background information on the project. Along with the survey they have also created an online mapping tool that you can use to point out specific areas you feel are important or where land use-related concerns exist.

A major part of this project is engaging local citizens to share their opinions and concerns related to land use and how local and provincial governments plan for future land use. Your ideas are very important for the project’s success. No concern is too big or too little to voice, and both the survey and mapping tool can be used to provide your input.

Memorial University is looking forward to hearing your concerns, opinions, and ideas about land use planning in the region.

If you have any questions regarding the project, feel free to contact Janelle Skeard, MA Candidate, Department of Geography at janelle.skeard@mun.ca.

 

Organizations: Rural Secretariat, Department of Geography

Geographic location: Bays, Baie Verte

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