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The Greenbelt Plan includes lands within, and builds upon the ecological protections provided by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, as well as the Niagara Escarpment Plan.
 
The Oak Ridges Moraine is an environmentally sensitive, geological landform in south central Ontario, covering 190,000 hectares.
Photo of a Marsh in the Oak Ridges Moraine

One of the goals of the Greenbelt Plan is to promote the protection and restoration of natural and open space connections between the Oak Ridges Moraine, the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario, Lake Simcoe and the major river valley lands, while also maintaining connections to the broader natural systems of southern Ontario beyond the Golden Horseshoe such as the Great Lakes Coast, the Carolinian Zone, the Lake Erie Basin, the Kawartha Highlands and the Algonquin to Adirondacks Corridor