Wetland preservation faces different pressures in Ontario than out West says Soil Conservation Council president

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This same issue was echoed at a major Wetlands Seminar in Toronto Feb. 4, 2014. We can and must have agriculture and wetlands conservation and restoration work hand in hand. Stopping the use of Classes 1- 4 minimum, conversion of prime growing lands to urban sprawl must stop. Then we can keep existing wetlands and restore lost areas in places like Oxford County. But all of us have to take responsibility and take action now. Buy local, insist local councils do not approve development on agricultural lands and support groups like Ducks Unlimited and Hunter and Angler groups, and CAs and landowners who work with farmers to ensure healthy habitats and farm land is maintained.

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