The Cheltenham Badlands property is a 36-hectare site located 3 km west of Highway 10 on Olde Base Line Road in Caledon. It contains woodlands, wetlands and the unique topographic feature known as the Cheltenham Badlands. The Ontario Heritage Trust (Trust) and the Cheltenham Badlands Management Planning Team (CBMPT) have been actively planning the future of the Cheltenham Badlands property since 2008. In an effort to direct long-range planning and to help address management issues at the site, the CBMPT has developed a set of four guiding principles:
• Conservation of the property’s cultural and natural heritage values;
• Safety for all individuals who visit the site;
• Improved accessibility for those who wish to access the site; and
• Enhanced opportunities for interpretation and public education.
These principles align directly with the Trust’s mandate and will guide all future work at the Badlands.
A Master Plan is underway which will provide for an appropriate balance of resource management, environmental protection and public access to the property. Dillon Consulting Limited and a team of specialists have been retained to lead the Master Plan. The site is temporarily closed to the public during the master planning process.
Community and user input is important to the process. We want to learn more about your experiences at the Cheltenham Badlands and hear your ideas and insights. Please take a few minutes to answer the following 16 questions. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Thank you for your support!