Abstract: Risk-based prioritization for early detection monitoring is of utmost importance to prevent and mitigate invasive species impacts and is especially needed for large ecosystems where management resources are not sufficient to survey all locations susceptible to invasion.
This document details the method used to develop the Great Lakes Surveillance Framework Watch List.
Canada and Ontario outline actions to reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Erie.
This risk assessment report was conducted to define the priority pathways through which aquatic plant species may move throughout the Great Lakes region and identify gaps in knowledge, management, compliance and law enforcement, and education for these pathways. The results of this risk assessment are intended to guide future activities that may reduce the risk of introduction of aquatic plants into waterways across the Great Lakes region.
A strategic plan to prevent new invaders from arriving and surviving in the province, to slow or reverse the spread of existing invasive species and to reduce the harmful impacts of existing invasive species.
In 1992, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, established the Invading Species Awareness Program in order to address the increasing threats posed by invasive species in Ontario. Our objectives are to generate education and awareness of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, address key pathways contributing to introductions and/or spread, and facilitate monitoring and early detection initiatives for invasive species found within Ontario.
The key elements of the Lake Ontario LaMP's Binational Biodiversity Conservation Strategy are: 1) the integration of action priorities into existing programs and place-based planning activities especially within key watersheds, an activity best done by local governments and organizations and; 2) regional coordination of lakewide scale biodiversity monitoring and restoration activities. This LaMP implementation strategy lists the key recommendations provided in The Beautiful Lake report to be formally adopted by the LaMP.
The Lake Huron Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is an international initiative designed to identify what actions are needed to protect and conserve the native biodiversity of Lake Huron. The most critical biodiversity threats and needs of the lake were determined through a collaborative, science-based process. The recommended strategies are meant to restore and conserve a functioning ecosystem. By applying a biodiversity focus to synthesize and prioritize existing related efforts, the LHBCS reaffirms and advances many existing complementary plans and initiatives.
The Lake Huron Binational Partnership 2008-2010 Action Plan provides updated information on environmental trends, identifies priority issues, and promotes management activities to be pursued over the next two-year cycle. This plan focuses specifically on addressing the following three issues: Contaminants in fish and wildlife, Biodiversity and ecosystem change, Fish and wildlife habitat.
The Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is a binational action plan for restoring and protecting the Lake Erie ecosystem. The Lake Erie Partnership develops and implements the LAMP. U.S. EPA and Environment Canada lead the Partnership. This plan facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and helps coordinate binational environmental protection and restoration activities.