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Found 10 records similar to Redback Salamander Abundance - Georgian Bay Islands

Federal

Redback salamanders have a long lifespan, small home ranges and high site fidelity. They breathe entirely through their skin and the tissue lining in their mouths, which makes them sensitive to air- and waterborne pollutants, and thus a good indicator of environmental quality. Bruce Peninsula National Park measures salamander abundance using artificial cover boards at four sites.

Last Updated: Jun. 12, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Eastern Red-Backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, environmental indicator, abundance, artificial cover board, Great Lakes, Ontario
Federal

What? Eastern Red-Backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) abundance is being monitored at various old growth forest sites within Cape Breton Highlands National Park. When? Monitoring frequency occurred annually for three consecutive years after initial set-up, and biennially henceforth.

Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Cape Breton Highlands, Eastern-Red-Backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), Acadian Forest, Artifical Cover Objects, Indicator Species, Salamanader Abundance, Forest Health
Federal

Plethodontid salamanders are ‘early warning’ indicators of biodiversity and forest conditions due to the high densities of populations in addition to the keystone role of this species in ecosystem processes as well as in food web dynamics. The purpose of the salamanders monitoring program at Kouchibouguac National Park is to count the number of eastern red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) at several sites in order to detect changes over time as an indication of population status. The methods for this measure involve the monitoring of 28 sites established around the perimeter of permanent sampling plots (PSPs) within four dominant forest stands (i.e., white pine, eastern hemlock, red maple, eastern white cedar). At each site, 40 simple non-layered artificial cover objects (ACOs) are checked annually in the fall from mid-September to mid-November, atleast four times and two weeks apart to minimize disturbance.

Last Updated: Aug. 18, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  eastern red-backed salamander, Plethodon cinereus, salamander, amphibian, indicator species, artificial cover object, ACO, disturbance, forest ecosystems
Federal

Plethodontid salamanders lack lungs and breath through their glandular skin and the roof of their mouth which must remain moist for respiration; they are vulnerable to desiccation and soil contaminants. Plethodontids can reach high densities in many forest habitats and play an important role in ecosystem food webs and detrital dynamics. Annual monitoring occurs during September-October with 12 plots visited a minimum of four times at intervals of at least 1 week apart. Target ecosystems are mature hemlock forests and deciduous-dominated mixed forests.

Last Updated: Oct. 17, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Forest, Salamanders, Contaminants, Count, Nova Scotia
Provincial

The Ontario Forest Biomonitoring Network (OFBN) monitors the health of mixed hardwood forests across southern and central Ontario. The data set includes: * Individual Tree Data: Decline Index and other measurements of visual stress symptoms of each tree within 111 plots * Decline Index: The Decline Index is a weighted average of tree stress symptoms (percent dead branches, percent slight or strong chlorosis (pale green-yellow leaves) and percent undersized leaves). Averaged for hardwood trees found within each of the 111 plots in each year. * Invasive Plant Species Presence Data * Salamander Data: numbers of individuals of salamander and other animal species in 14 plots * Tree Regeneration Data: monitors numbers of tree seedlings/saplings in 102 plots * Woody Debris Data: amount of woody debris on ground in 102 plots

Last Updated: Jul. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 11, 2020
Organization: Government of Ontario
Formats: PDF HTML XLS TXT ZIP
Keywords:  Environment and Natural Resources, Environment and energy, Hardwood Forest, Forest Decline, Forest Health, Biomonitoring, Government information
Federal

Georgian Bay Islands National Park uses point counts to monitor forest birds on Beausoleil Island; this measure focuses on the abundance of five common songbird species and overall diversity.

Last Updated: Sep. 19, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Forest, Birds, Vireos, Warblers, Thrushes, Canadian Wildlife Service, Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario
Federal

The park measures forest regeneration and succession on 15 EMAN plots in deciduous and mixed forests on Beausoleil Island. The surveys report on the number, height class and survival of tree seedlings and saplings.

Last Updated: Oct. 10, 2019
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Forest regeneration, EMAN, regeneration rate, seedlings, saplings, Georgian Bay, Ontario
Federal

This measure tracks changes in presence and absence of three amphibian species at 12 potential breeding sites. Each site is visited twice (where possible), to estimate and account for detection probability the Western Toad (Bufo boreas), Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris), and Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum). Mount Revelstoke National Park will monitor these amphibian species using this protocol once every 3 years.

Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  amphibians, breeding sites, wetlands, Western toad, Bufo boreas, Columbia spotted frog, Rana luteiventris, long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum
Federal

This measure tracks changes in presence and absence of three amphibian species at 43 potential breeding sites. Each site is visited twice (where possible), to estimate and account for detection probability the Western Toad (Bufo boreas), Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris), and Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum). Mount Revelstoke National Park will monitor these amphibian species using this protocol once every 3 years.

Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  amphibians, breeding sites, wetlands, Western toad, Bufo boreas, Columbia spotted frog, Rana luteiventris, long-toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum
Federal

This program captures counts of amphibian egg masses used to measure abundance and distribution trends in the breeding populations of Red-legged Frogs (Rana aurora) and Northwestern Salamanders (Ambystoma gracile) in the Long Beach Unit of the park. It is assumed that one egg-mass represents one breeding female. The Red-legged Frog is listed as a species of Special Concern (COSEWIC 2004). Surveys represent a complete visual census of selected representative lakes and wetlands (representing different wetland types, sizes and at variable distances from roads) and occur annually in the spring.

Last Updated: Apr. 17, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Pacific Rim NPR, Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora), Northwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile), Wetland ecosystem
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