Monitoring of Lake Ontario coastal wetland habitat in support of adaptive management - 2019


Aquatic Ecosystem Health

Project Description

This project is a continuation of ongoing GLAM efforts to collect data to support model validation and will result in detailed vegetation community data referenced to elevation and seasonal water levels in 16 Lake Ontario coastal wetlands. The current year of this project is focused on resurveying 16 wetland sites on the Canadian shoreline of Lake Ontario (i.e., the same 16 wetlands that were surveyed in 2018). The collected data will augment existing datasets from previous monitoring undertaken by CWS-ON at wetland sites between 2006 and 2018. Data collected through the current proposal, as well as data collected through previous U.S. and Canadian monitoring will collectively contribute to future model verification activities as part of the GLAM Committee effort. This project is also highlighted in our IWI projects StoryMap here