Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) Guidelines provide guidance relating to the preparation of EIAs in support of Planning Act applications in the region. The ERCA Board of Directors approved this document for use in plan review practices on September 12, 2019.

The full EIA guidelines are available here.

Southern Ontario Floral Inventory Analysis (SOFIA)

Additionally, ERCA has published the full release of SOFIA, a macro-enabled Microsoft Excel spreadsheet which tabulates, summarizes, analyzes and automates floral inventories of natural areas/features within southern Ontario.

The latest version of SOFIA is always available to download via our Google Drive.

Please click here for a SOFIA primer PDF.

View a short segment on YouTube on how to use SOFIA, by ERCA’s Biologist/Ecologist, Dan Lebedyk