Policy Evaluation Framework
Ontario Nature has developed a 10-point wetland offsetting policy evaluation framework to guide the development and review of wetland offsetting policies and improve the likelihood of successfully achieving wetland offsetting goals in practice.
The criteria are based on the following expert input and reflect significant agreement among the sources:
- The Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme’s (BBOP) Benchmark for Review of Policy Measures (ten Kate 2018);
- Ontario Nature’s Navigating the Swamp: Lessons on wetland offsetting for Ontario (Poulton & Bell 2017); and
- Recommendations from the Wetland Conservation Strategy Advisory Panel’s report to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Considerations for the Development of a Wetland Offsetting Policy for Ontario (Wetland Conservation Strategy Advisory Panel 2018).