Establishing a scientifically defensible natural heritage framework that strikes an appropriate balance between competing goals and interests is fundamental to the success of a project, and to achieving environmental sustainability in land use planning.
PLAN B Natural Heritage’s environmental work is founded on the principles of sound ethical conduct and scientific credibility, honesty, integrity and technical excellence. We use respected methods for completing biological inventories, GIS mapping, and constraints analysis for natural heritage studies encompassing landscapes ranging in scale from a few hundred hectares to entire watersheds.
Based on our scientific and practical approach, PLAN B Natural Heritage has successfully established the parameters for environmental protection and enhancement, identified community-based stewardship opportunities, and delineated the boundaries of development, while integrating natural heritage features with the built component of communities, where appropriate.
Our philosophy is that the natural heritage framework is the foundation upon which a sound land use plan evolves.
The principal of PLAN B Natural Heritage, Brad Bricker, has prepared the natural heritage strategies and policy framework for over 30 secondary plans, community plans and waterfront master plans throughout Southern Ontario.