Many government agencies and NGOs are in the business of facilitating stewardship, through incentives, resources, education and training. Most of them do some kind of reporting on their stewardship programs, for example by recording the number of participants or the number of trees planted. Such measures of progress are important tools to help make the case for ongoing investment, build capacity, develop a long-term vision for stewardship and provide accountability to both funding partners and landowners.
The Stewardship Network of Ontario is pleased to present this Discussion Paper to the public. This paper synthesizes the existing information on the topic of sustainable landscape planning with the view to improve collaboration and social-learning among stakeholder groups in the southern Ontario context.