It is unclear what direct loss landowners would experience as a result of wetland or watercourse use that would require financial compensation. Current environmental legislation requires that a net loss of wetland function of a regulated wetland must obtain a watercourse and wetland alteration permit and compensate for that net loss of wetland function by enhancing or restoring wetlands in other areas. This mechanism is not financial compensation, but rather in-kind (i.e.., like-for-like) replacement of lost functions. This is the basis for compensating and offsetting the effects of the Project on wetlands.
Will there be any compensation to adjacent landowners, whose land may suffer as a direct result of the loss of wetlands and watercourses that are on the PDA that connect to neighbouring lands?