Low Impact Development

Low impact development is a way of developing your property (or a group of properties) in such a way that it has minimal impact on the environment and protects the core environmental function of the area prior to development. It can also mean undertaking activities that enhance or restore previously impacted areas.

There are a number of tools and resources (see links at left) that are available to assist the property owners in the region.

  • protecting wildlife and ecosystems
  • protecting soil
  • protecting water resources
  • managing construction or land clearing waste