The South March Highlands (SMH) is an urban forest in Kanata North. Despite being home to many species-at-risk, including the Butternut tree, Blanding's Turtle and Least Bittern heron, and adjacent to a designated Provincially Significant Wetland (PSW), it is to be razed for home development. The developer seeks a permit to:
- Remove up to 120 Butternut trees;
- Kill, harm and harass Blanding’s Turtle; and
- Kill, harm and harass Least Bittern.