Town of Lincoln, Ontario
The Town of Lincoln (population ~23,800) is located between the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment Region. The Town of Lincoln’s interest in natural asset management is twofold.
First, it wants to increase its ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change by developing a Climate Adaptation Plan and Asset Management Plan that include consideration of natural assets. Second, a natural asset inventory will support the Town of Lincoln’s Tree Manual, which promotes urban tree canopy, and its fill bylaw, which regulates grading and deposition of fill as well as tree removals.