Open Government Portal

Found 10 records similar to Wetland Nutrient Status - Pitcher Plant Morphology - Terra Nova

Federal

What? Changes in processes and stressors at bogs and poor fens in Cape Breton Highlands National Park are being monitored through Northern Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) leaf morphology. When? Monitoring frequency for this program is on a five year cycle, with site visits occurring in July and August.

Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Cape Breton Highlands, Wetland Health, Northern Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea), Density, Nutrients
Federal

Historically, Pukaskwa had two naturally occurring populations of Pitcher’s Thistle; Creek Beach and Crescent beach, both located in Oiseau Bay. On Sept. 22 & 23, 1985 there was a severe windstorm that severely affected the beach at Oiseau Bay and caused erosion at the colony site and then on June 26, 1986, there was a severe thunderstorm with heavy rain that caused the washout of a huge portion of the Crescent Beach colony. Both of the colonies have shown negative population trends to the point where the Crescent Beach colony is now considered extirpated. From 1982 to 2014, each location was divided into plots and within each plot, each plant was tagged with a unique identifier using dymo tape and a bicycle spoke.

Last Updated: Apr. 12, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Pitcher’s Thistle, Cirsium Pitcheri, Pukaskwa, restoration, species at risk
Federal

Terra Nova National Park monitors wetland plant richness at 30 randomly selected plots along a 80 meter transect.

Last Updated: Jan. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  wetland vegetation, taxa richness, transect, biodiversity, Newfoundland
Federal

Plant community structure is measured at 16 sites within the park on a four-year schedule. A series of five 2x2 metre quadrats are completed at each site with percent cover of all ground vegetation recorded.

Last Updated: Sep. 25, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  plant community structure, bog, quadrats, Newfoundland
Federal

The park monitors water quality of streams and ponds (lakes) on a triennial cycle, reporting on total organic carbon, acidity, phosphorus, nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and Chlorophyll A. These metrics are compiled into a water quality index (WQI) that summarizes overall water quality.

Last Updated: Jan. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  water quality, streams, ponds, lakes, nitrogen, phosphorus, Chlorophyll A, Newfoundland
Federal

Terra Nova National Park monitors non-native mammal browse pressure on forest plant communities on transects and plots.

Last Updated: Dec. 12, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  moose, snowshoe hare, browse, non-native mammals, balsam fir, forest regeneration, Newfoundland
Federal

This measure aims at monitoring forest plant community structure in Terra Nova National Park, including taxa richness, and presence of exotic species.

Last Updated: Dec. 12, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  forest plants, community structure, taxa richness, exotic species, Newfoundland
Federal

Park staff monitor invasive wetland plants at marsh monitoring sites in May-June each year (8 plots/year). In each wetland, pairs of 1 m x 1 m quadrats placed 2 m apart are sampled along 3 transects at 5 and 15 meters in wet meadow, emergent and submergent vegetation zones. The percent cover is recorded within each quadrat for 10 exotic invasive plant species including European Common Reed, European Frogbit and Purple Loosestrife.

Last Updated: Mar. 26, 2020
Date Published: Sep. 17, 2019
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Invasive Species, Phragmites australis, European Frogbit, Purple Loosestrife, Percent Cover, Exotic Plants, Thousand Islands, Ontario
Federal

This dataset displays the geographic areas within which critical habitat for terrestrial species at risk listed on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) occurs in Ontario. Under SARA, is “the habitat that is necessary for the survival or recovery of a listed wildlife species and that is identified as the species’ critical habitat in the recovery strategy or action plan for the species.”

The geographic area within which critical habitat may occur is represented as “grid squares”. These are coarse (1, 10, 50 or 100 km2) squares based on a standardized UTM grid or coarse National Topographic System (NTS) scales (1:50, 1:250) that serve as a flag to review the associated species’ recovery document. However, not all of the area within these grid squares is critical habitat.

Last Updated: May 13, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 19, 2018
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: ESRI REST WMS HTML KMZ ZIP
Keywords:  Species at Risk (SAR), Critical habitat, Species at Risk Act (SARA), SARA, standardized UTM grid, Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), Ontario, Nature and Biodiversity - Habitat, Species
Federal

Climate change, especially changes in spring temperatures and the timing of snow melt, can affect the phenology of Arctic plants. Shifts in plant phenology may alter plant-pollinator interactions and nutrient availability for herbivores, if these animals do not respond similarly to climatic changes. The phenology of two tundra plant species, Mountain Avens (Dryas integrifolia) and Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia), are monitored in Quttinirpaaq National Park near Tanquary Fiord following an International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) field protocol. Approximately every three days, 25 plants (or plant patches depending on the size of the plant) of each species that were randomly selected in the first year of monitoring and are replaced as needed (e.g., plants that die or are destroyed by trampling), are counted for their number of buds, flowers, and flowers that have reached maturity (i.e., when all petals have dropped or wilted).

Last Updated: Jun. 10, 2020
Date Published: Mar. 26, 2020
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Quttinirpaaq National Park, phenology, Arctic Plants, Mountain Avens, Dryas integrifolia, Purple Saxifrage, Saxifraga oppositifolia, peak flower, climate change
Date modified: