Working to Protect Ontario’s Headwaters, Natural Heritage, and Watersheds
Credit Headwaters Alliance
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The Credit Headwaters Alliance is working to develop a community vision for the headwaters, led by a steering committee recruited and facilitated by the Ontario Headwaters Institute.
The role of the steering committee consists of: 1) providing input on the maps and other information below; 2) identifying a set of draft priorities for a healthier Credit; 3) advising on a survey seeking community input on the draft priorities; 4) assisting in the distribution of the survey; 5) reviewing survey responses and developing consensus about priorities; and 6) suggesting ways to safeguard the long-term health of the headwaters, and by extension the full Credit watershed.
As of mid-July, the Steering Committee has completed tasks 1 through 3, including the maps below, and we are now distributing the survey. You can see the full questions at Copy of Survey for website July 23 if you’d like to read them first and access the survey via OHI Credit Watershed Survey (google.com)
Credit Headwater Maps
We offer below three maps to help people understand the Key Characteristics of the upland headwaters; to encourage people to get out and Explore the Headwaters; and to become aware of and work to limit the impact of negative Pressures on the Credit. A resource list containing educational articles and research papers is also offered if you wish to learn more about the watershed and some of its issues.
Please note that each map has a legend and a layer list on the top right where you can turn layers on or off as you so desire. In addition, many items on each map can be clicked to open links where you can learn more, including photos, videos, guides for self-directed hikes, and addresses for many sites to visit.
There is also an option to change the basemap of the interactive map between the default streets view and a satellite imagery view, which can help give a better indication of topography, such as which streams that are above or below ground. Lastly, an information box is also present on the top right corner which displays varying watershed statistics and our data sources.
Click on any of the buttons below to see the map. Please note that some layers are turned off by default, and some items may also be only visible at certain zoom levels.
Credit Resources Document ((Slight delay: This document will be posted the week of July 26))