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Federal

Changes in the cover of emergent vegetation (cattails and Phragmites predominantly) and open water are quantified through the classification of remote sensing data taken in spring. Cattails are the dominant feature of Pelee marsh, and their spread has altered the habitat mosaic of the wetland. Over the past decade, Phragmites has spread in the park, colonizing Typha-dominated areas and further threatening marsh biodiversity, wildlife habitats, and functions

Last Updated: Apr. 16, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Habitat Succession, Habitat Interspersion, spatial extent, Remote Sensing, Aerial Photos, Essex County, Ontario
Federal

Many processes and functions in wetlands are driven by water quality, this measure can therefore determine the composition and health of wetland species. Point Pelee National Park collects several parameters to monitor water quality in the park wetlands such as turbidity, total suspended solids, total phosphorus, total nitrogen, and specific conductivity.

Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Marsh Water Quality, turbidity, suspended solids, phosphorus, nitrogen, conductivity, Essex County, Ontario
Federal

This dataset covers the monitoring of changes in coastal dynamics in Forillon National Park. This measure consists of three field measurements: the rate and extent of shoreline displacement, monitored annually using benchmarks; the rate of change in the area of the various coastal types, monitored every 10 years using georeferenced aerial photographs; and beach width, monitored annually.
Given that sea-level rise will inevitably affect coastal dynamics at Forillon, particularly with respect to coastal erosion, the monitoring of this measure is necessary in light of concerns about the park’s ecosystem. In certain low-lying areas of the park, this phenomenon could even result in the loss or alteration of important habitats, such as the Penouille or Cap-des-Rosiers marsh.

Last Updated: May 30, 2019
Date Published: May 29, 2019
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Coastal, Marine, Coastal Dynamics, Water, Land
Federal

Point Pelee National Park is the home to an isolated population of five-lined skink - the only lizard species found in eastern Canada. Monitoring involves overturning of logs and boards, and subsequent search for skinks. Dimensions of the cover object and its decay class are also recorded.

Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Five-lined Skink, Plestiodon fasciatus, Eumeces fasciatus, Endangered Species, cover objects, Essex County, Ontario
Federal

The endangered eastern prickly pear cactus is a focal species for Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannas (LESSS), one of the most imperiled terrestrial ecosystems in North America. Although monitoring of the of eastern prickly pear cactus has occurred within the park since 1971, accurate estimation of population trends is not possible due to variability in sampling techniques. Presently Point Pelee National Park uses a 10x10m grid to sample selected plots of different densities.

Last Updated: Apr. 16, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia humifusa, Endangered Species, Sample Grids, Lake Erie Sand Spit, Essex County, Ontario
Federal

Plant Watch is a national program which has been incorporated into ecological integrity monitoring in PEI National Park. The program adds to understanding of how common plant phenology is responding to climate change. PEI National Park monitors the first bloom Julian dates of five species within the wetland and coastal ecosystems: Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica), Beach Pea (Lathyrus japonicus), Wildrose (Rosa virginiana), Rhodora (Rhododendron canadense), and Labrador Tea (Ledum groenlandicum).

Last Updated: Mar. 24, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  PEI National Park, PlantWatch, first bloom, bunchberry, Cornus Canadensis, starflower, Trientalis borealis, red maple, Acer rubrum
Federal

The sustainability of species at risk is an important assessment of ecosystem biodiversity. The status of each threatened species can infer how well an ecosystem is functioning to maintain species diversity. Assessing the status of coastal species at risk, including piping plover (Charadrius melodus), Gulf of St. Lawrence aster (Symphyotrichum laurentianum), and beach pinweed (Lechea maritima), is valuable as an indicator of ecological integrity in the coastal ecosystem in PEI National Park. The population abundance of both Gulf of St. Lawrence aster and beach pinweed is assessed against the historical abundance levels and whether or not it has an increasing or decreasing trend in population size.

Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2019
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Coastal, species at risk, SARA, piping plover, shorebird, reproductive success, Gulf of St. Lawrence aster, aster, Gulf of St. Lawrence beach pinweed
Federal

This project monitors water quality at 14 sites (streams and lakes) within the Long Beach Unit of the Park. A total of 46 water quality parameters are recorded at each site twice per year (spring and fall), including concentrations of nutrients, metals, and physical properties. The thresholds applied to the data are standards prescribed by the federal or provincial government for freshwater aquatic life and overall water quality is ranked based on the annual average CCME WQI (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Water Quality Index). This measure is used to report and act on issues related to water quality and water pollution in the park from external sources, answering the important questions of: (1) Is water quality, in selected streams or lakes of the Long Beach Unit, within set water quality limits for aquatic wildlife as determined from concentrations of anthropogenically generated contaminants and (2) Is the overall water quality within the specified quality bounds?

Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Pacific Rim NPR, Freshwater quality, Water quality index, water pollution, Freshwater aquatic habitat
Provincial

A privacy breach occurs when personal information is collected, retained, used or disclosed in ways that are not in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Dataset contains the: * date that MCYS was notified of the breach by the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) * manner in which the breach occurred * date MCYS received notification that IPC's file had been closed In 2014, privacy breaches in this ministry involved disclosure (and not use or collection) of personal information. *[MCYS]: Ministry of Children and Youth Services *[IPC]: Information and Privacy Commissioner

Last Updated: Dec. 14, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: XLSX CSV HTML
Keywords:  Housing Communities and Social Support, Government
Federal

Calling frogs and toads are surveyed annually at permanent stations, three times during the spring and early summer, at least 15 days apart. Each survey is 3 minutes long. These surveys are conducted by park staff and volunteers.

Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Frogs, toads, call surveys, Essex County, Ontario
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