Haldimand County has retained Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. (ARA) to develop the county’s first Archaeological Management Plan (AMP) and has launched an online survey to obtain community feedback.
The County has commenced this 18-month long project to develop a new framework and strategic direction aimed at preserving local archaeological resources and further strengthen planning and policy processes.
Key deliverables to be produced as part of the Archaeological Management Plan include:
- A comprehensive research and background review to compile a comprehensive County history, gap analysis of existing policy and procedures, and roles and responsibilities, and establish initial AMP objectives based on best practices.
- A comprehensive set of Geographical Information System (GIS) based mapping that documents known archaeological resources and identifies areas of archaeological potential;
- Development of a robust engagement program with First Nations and Indigenous communities, partners, the general public, and;
- Proposed new protocols, policies, roles and responsibilities, and management strategies to be integrated into the County’s Official Plan and planning framework.
Engagement with partners and the public will occur throughout the project to provide opportunities for information sharing, feedback and education.
For more information on the Archaeological Management Plan, including a project timeline, visit HaldimandCounty.ca.