More about wetlands
Here are some resources to help you with your stormwater management improvements and wetlands enhancement. The links below are provided for your information:
Wetlands on My Lands?
How Much Habitat is Enough?
From Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry:
- Wetland conservation
- What are wetlands?
- Why are wetlands important to us?
- Wetlands in a Watershed Context
- Wetland Restoration Fact sheet
- Significant Wetlands and OWES
Birds, Ducks and Amphibian Identification
- Ontario Wildflowers Identification
- Ontario Grasses, Sedges, Rushes Identification
- Ontario Fern Identification
- Ontario Tree and Shrub Identification
- Michigan Flora website
- Ontario Invasive Plant Council
- The Landowner’s Guide to Controlling Invasive Woodland Plants (Kawartha Conservation, 2009) (4 MB - Large PDF file)
- A Guide to the Identification and Control of Exotic invasive Species in Ontario’s Hardwood Forests 2013 (Invasive Species Research Institute) (8 MB - Huge PDF file)
Phragmites australis - Common Reed
Here are some resources about "Canada's worst invasive plant," Phragmites australis (or 'European Common Reed' or 'Invasive Phragmites'):
A Landowner's Guide to Phragmites Control (6 MB - Huge PDF file) (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 1994)
Phragmites australis - European Common Reed - Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation
Invasive Phragmites – Best Management Practices 2011 - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Invasive Phragmites – Best Management Practices, Peterborough, Ontario. Version 2011.17 pp. (2 MB - Large PDF file)
Another one of Ontario's most unwanted invasive plant species:
- Common Buckthorn: One of Ontario's Most Unwanted Invasive Plant Species (PDF file) - Ontario Invasive Plant Council
Some Local Native Plant Nurseries
- Native Plant Nurseries - St. Williams, Ontario (Norfolk County)
- Verbinnens (Dundas, Ontario)
- Lambton Wildlife (native plant sales and rescue native plant events)
- Native Plant Source - Kitchener, Ontario
- Grand Moraine Growers (Alma, Ontario) - Native Plants and Wildflowers
*Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority does not endorse any product or service provider. These are provided as a starting reference for some local plant nurseries and there are many other options available.
For other resources visit the other pages of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation website:
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