Landowner Responsibilities

The role of the landowner and/or occupant is to protect the productivity of land through the prevention or minimization of soil erosion. As a landowner and/or occupant has the following powers and responsibilities under the Soil Conservation Act: 

  • Power to appeal a notice. 
  • Right to refuse entry to buildings or structures at an unreasonable hour. 
  • Responsibility to prevent or minimize soil loss or deterioration from soil erosion. 
  • Responsibility to comply with notices given. 
  • Responsibility to pay for expenses incurred for carrying out remedial measures. 
  • Responsibility to allow inspectors to carry out their duties. 
  • Responsibility to hold valid permits and comply with the terms and conditions under which a permit is issued.

Click the link below to view the Soil Conservation Act: 

Soil Conservation Act 

Official Website of the County of Newell

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