Working to Protect Ontario’s Headwaters, Natural Heritage, and Watersheds
Credit Headwaters Alliance Informative Maps
The OHI and our partners in the Credit Headwaters Alliance celebrate what the headwaters bring to the whole of the Credit watershed: natural heritage, clean base flow, and biodiversity. We also recognize that much of the downstream areas of the watershed have been intensively developed, creating poor ecological conditions that include reduced and fragmented natural habitat as well as poor water quality.
These conditions have essentially left the Credit’s headwater areas as de facto reservoirs of regional forests, wetlands, wildlife, and water quality & quantity that we believe needs greater protection than is generally afforded in today’s planning regime. If past development protocols are applied to the upstream headwaters of the Credit, we believe they will be unable to prevent serious negative cumulative impacts to the whole watershed.
We therefore offer the three maps below to help people understand the characteristics of the headwaters; to encourage people to get out and experience the beauty and ecological services in the headwaters; and to become aware of and work to limit the impact pf negative pressures on the Credit.
Please note that each map has a legend 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, and guides for self-directed hikes, and addresses for many sites to visit.
Click on any of the buttons below to see the map. Please be patient as the maps are large and may take a minute to open.