Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula, #13

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Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula, #13

Post by edfrank » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:42 pm

Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula
Second Phase/ Final Report, a Project of Bert Miller Nature Club and
the Ontario Trillium Foundation by Bruce Kershner

NTS Special Publication #13

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When the Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula began, discoveries of Old growth Forest sites was fully expected. After two years of extensive surveying, the findings have gone far beyond the goals. A total of 55 Old growth Forest sites were discovered, totaling 839 acres. These are distributed over 11 cities and towns within Niagara Regional Municipality, from the Niagara River west to as far as Grimsby. The largest is 210 acres (Navy Island), and 5 others are 40 acres or larger. One site, the Niagara Gorge, is filled with, or lined with, 8 different Old growth Forests totaling 195 acres (Ontario side only).

Full Document 41 MB http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specia ... growth.pdf

Seven Parts:
A- http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specia ... wth_01.pdf
B- http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specia ... wth_02.pdf
C- http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specia ... wth_03.pdf
D- http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specia ... wth_04.pdf
E- http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specia ... wth_05.pdf
F- http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specia ... wth_06.pdf
G- http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specia ... wth_07.pdf



The Phase 1 Report "Old Growth Forest Survey of Niagara Peninsula, Phase 1" was published in 2003. It is available for download here:

Old Growth Forest Survey of Niagara Peninsula
Project of Bert Miller Nature Club
First Phase Report to Trillium Foundation
October 2003

http://www.bertmillernatureclub.org/ass ... 202003.pdf

42 MB

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Re: Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula

Post by dbhguru » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:13 pm

Ed,

Priceless!! What more can be said?

Bob
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Re: Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula

Post by bbeduhn » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:13 pm

Wow! It took a few days but I got through the entire report. Who would expect that much old growth to be found in and around cities? I knew of the escarpment red and white cedars but the hardwood forests are extraordinary as well. Fortunately, a fair amount is already protected but far from everything is safe from development.

In Virginia, along the New River, similar escarpments harbor 400+ year old redcedars.

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Re: Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula

Post by RyanLeClair » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:11 am

I was at Niagara Falls in 2006, I only wish I had been into trees then. The habitats around the lakes seem to be very rich.

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Re: Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula

Post by RyanLeClair » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:51 pm

Would any ENTS like to meet up at Niagara Falls this summer, probably in late August?

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