Green Shores for Coastal Development

The Green Shores for Coastal Development (GSCD) Credits and Ratings Guide has been developed as a tool for waterfront property owners and managers to develop their properties in a shore friendly way that meet the Green Shores guiding principles.  After meeting certain prerequisites, a shoreline project can be assessed using a series of credits for which a project can achieve points.  All of the prerequisites, credits and maximum points available are provided in the GSCD Credits and Ratings Guide.  A Green Shores for Coastal Development rating is achieved by meeting all prerequisites and an additional number of credit points.  A shoreline project may achieve one of three rating levels: Bronze, Silver, or Gold.

Using the Green Shores for Coastal Development Credits and Ratings Guide

All shoreline project proponents can use GSCD as a guide for shoreline best practices to complete their project in a shore friendly way – without achieving a Green Shores for Coastal Development rating.  Alternatively, project proponents can enroll their project in the Green Shores program with the Stewardship Centre and use the provided guide and associated resources to achieve a Green Shores rating.  Completing of the rating process will clearly demonstrate achievement of your environmental goals and leadership in shoreline stewardship. Steps in the process are outlined below.

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* Note that the GSCD Template (prepared in spreadsheet format), which is received as part of the enrollment package, guide the team in the compilation of the appropriate documentation for each prerequisite and applicable credits.  However, the Green Shores for Coastal Development Guide provides the most accurate information on the submittal requirements.  If there is a conflict between the Guide and the GSCD Template, the Guide prevails. The GSCD Template contain a List of Submittals outlining the complete list of required documents including an overall project narrative.

GSCD Bronze
GSCD Silver
GSCD Gold
All Prerequisites plus 5 points
All Prerequisites plus 10 points
All Prerequisites plus 15 points

All documents are available in the menu to the right.

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