Protecting Habitat for Plants and Animals
We create tools, guidelines, and strategies for the management of plants and animals and their habitats in the Credit River Watershed. This helps us, our municipal partners, academics and researchers and other stakeholders understand what is needed so that:
- Species and their habitats are preserved
- Ecological function is maintained
- Watershed health is supported
- The Credit River Watershed Natural Heritage System (CRWNHS) can be maintained, restored and enhanced
Our Areas of Work
Tool, Guidelines and Strategies
We use these tools in our own work and make them available to help everyone assess restoration opportunities, understand flood risks and protect natural areas in the Credit River Watershed.
Fields Surveys and Monitoring and Inventory
We carry out research and field work to assess the effectiveness of different biodiversity conservation and natural heritage management practices.
We provide technical input and share knowledge on the management, conservation, and ecology of plants and animals in the Credit River Watershed.
Natural Heritage System
We have developed a Natural Heritage System to guide our work in the Credit River Watershed and make recommendations to support its management and restoration..
Our Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Heritage Management Tools
Use this tool to describe the natural hydrologic variation in a wetland, assess and compare different management and mitigation scenarios, and guide and support adaptive management programs for wetland management.
This document describes a protocol to conduct migratory shorebird and waterfowl surveys, in aquatic habitats, to identify Significant Wildlife Habitat (SWH).