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Resource Management

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Locations of the EAB in Grey and Bruce Counties as prepared by the Grey Sauble and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authorities:

Identification Pamphlet for Emerald Ash Borer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

County Weed Program

The County Forestry Technician enforces the provisions and regulations of the Provincial Weed Control Act, and provides training assistance to Municipal Staff . 

Please note that landowners within urban areas are advised to contact their municipality regarding noxious weed concerns.

The County recommends using extreme caution in working with noxious weeds as many species can cause serious side effects to individuals. 

The following documents and links may be of help to the public in identifying and eradicating noxious weeds found on private property.

  • County Forests

Bruce County Forests are administered by the Department, approximately 4850 hectares of land, under a management agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources. These lands are public lands owned by the County and accessible to local residents and visitors alike.  MTB mountain bike trails are located on some of these lands (see above).

Forest Conservation By-law 4071 (Office Consolidation July 2015)  The Department is responsible for administering the By-law which regulates the cutting of trees within the County, promoting sound forest management practices.   Permit applications are attached to the Tree Cutting By-law (link above). 

Sch B  Exemption
Sch C  Good Forestry Practices
Sch D  Circumference Harvest
Sch E  Eastern White Cedar


For further information, please contact:

Kevin Predon, County Forestry Technician / Weed Inspector

Office: 519-534-2092 ext. 117
Cell:  519-270-0748

Predator Control By-law 2013-046

Nuisance Beaver Removal By-law 4366-2007