Shoreline Preservation By-law

The County of Haliburton is seeking public input on the creation of a Shoreline Protection By-law.

Our lakes, rivers and associated natural environmental features support Haliburton's way of life and our stewardship is central to the creation of a Shoreline Protection By-law. Building on the current policies and by-laws, the County may:

  • add new protection for natural shoreline vegetation, specifically native species, located within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • create a permit process for site alteration within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • address cleaning and clearing of land; and
  • direct permitted uses within 30 m of the high water mark.

Healthy, natural shorelines on lakes and rivers protect aquatic communities, fish habitat, source water and mitigates flooding.

We look forward to your participation in the development of the by-law. Please share your thoughts, experiences and advice.

Continue to visit our site to add your input as the project advances.

The County of Haliburton is seeking public input on the creation of a Shoreline Protection By-law.

Our lakes, rivers and associated natural environmental features support Haliburton's way of life and our stewardship is central to the creation of a Shoreline Protection By-law. Building on the current policies and by-laws, the County may:

  • add new protection for natural shoreline vegetation, specifically native species, located within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • create a permit process for site alteration within 30 m of the high water mark;
  • address cleaning and clearing of land; and
  • direct permitted uses within 30 m of the high water mark.

Healthy, natural shorelines on lakes and rivers protect aquatic communities, fish habitat, source water and mitigates flooding.

We look forward to your participation in the development of the by-law. Please share your thoughts, experiences and advice.

Continue to visit our site to add your input as the project advances.

Water Wanderer

3 months

Click on the map identify for us where you primarily wander our waters.  Maybe you stay close to home or the cottage?  Maybe you portage our many natural routes off the beaten path?  Or maybe you wish to tell us about your favourite fishing hole?


By showing us where you use our lakes and rivers we can best identify the different uses and interactions our residents and visitors have with our water resources.

Click on the map identify for us where you primarily wander our waters.  Maybe you stay close to home or the cottage?  Maybe you portage our many natural routes off the beaten path?  Or maybe you wish to tell us about your favourite fishing hole?


By showing us where you use our lakes and rivers we can best identify the different uses and interactions our residents and visitors have with our water resources.