Natural Areas Atlas

The Natural Areas Atlas, housed through the Regional Community Atlas, is a free, comprehensive, web-based information and mapping tool focused on the natural environment in the Capital Region.  The goal of the atlas is to promote and aid in well-informed, responsible and sustainable land use decision-making.  The will have positive long-term effects on the protection and preservation of natural areas in the Capital Region.

Who is it for?

The Natural Areas Atlas is intended for use by all interested parties, expecially those involved in land use planning or stewardship in the region.

What can you find in the NAA?

Within the Regional Community Atlas, there is a folder labelled Natural Areas Atlas.  You will find several layers of information including:
  • orthophotos
  • fish presence and fish habitat
  • stream, lakes, and wetlands
  • watershed boundaries and contours
  • parks, protected areas, and sensitive ecosystems
  • roads, municipal boundaries, legal lot lines
  • assorted points of interest and civic sites

You will be able to generate printable maps and save maps as PDF files on your computers.

How Do I Access the Natural Areas Atlas?

The NAA remains widely available and free of charge.