LaSalle’s Howard Bouffard Development Plan

Welcome to The Canada South Land Trust’s page dedicated to providing our fellow conservation advocates information on the status and opportunities for the Howard Bouffard area.


To grieve lost children, honour survivors, their families and their communities, we share these videos from: The Canadian Human Rights Commission: ; and this video for children from the CBC:


The Town of LaSalle currently proposes:

    • to develop 2,400 acres of land 
    • change designated land uses from Natural Environment and Agricultural, to Residential and Commercial
    • pave over and around Provincially Significant woodlands and wetlands
    • increase the population by up to 42,000 people in this 2,400 acre area


The first image is of the 3 options provided by the Town of LaSalle.  The Google Earth Image that follows  shows the foodlands and natural heritage sites that exist here.

Google Earth image


To have a closer look at the maps created by the Town of LaSalle, you can click on the image below to access the Town’s website:




Many of you will remember David Suzuki talking about our islands of green and how important it is for genetic dispersal for species survival.  Advocating for maintaining and improving upon existing corridors is another Essex County native, John DeMarco, who’s interview is found through the link below:

Major LaSalle development plan could mean loss of key green space, advocate says


If you would like to be kept informed about ongoing actions regarding the Howard Bouffard Planning area, just send us an email expressing your interest.