Tracking birds and insect sampling -
Estimating bird habitat health across TLB
This year we installed motus towers that track bird migration and habitat use. To support these efforts and findings, we commenced a new project to focus on declining bird populations. We have conducted literature reviews and designed a sampling protocol to estimate what is impacting insects, and then insect-eating birds across Ontario and beyond.
Saving Grace and Wetlands too!
In January 2022, a critical hibernation wetland for turtles, and which is likely the site where Grace hibernates was majorly filled in. Grace is the oldest female turtle on record in Cottage Country and with one eye too. It was discovered that Dysart et al did not have the standard provisions in their bylaws, that are found in all other parts of the province, to protect important floodlands and wetland habitats. But more, is that wetland loss is a growing problem as municipalities may not have new tools and mapping to update their planning. Why does this matter? Not only are small unassuming wetlands often critical to turtle survival, but headwaters and wetlands are critical to our health and wellbeing into the future- they regulate floods, augment water supplies, filter water, support carbon sequestration and of course, are home to a majority of our fish and wildlife at critical stages throughout the year. In 2022, we have begun exploring the role of wetlands. We are crafting mapping and decision tools to support municipalities and public online forums to ensure we are planning well for our wellbeing.
Soft Launch for Lake Health
After 12 years of consolidating and modeling data for over 2700 lakes, and after 4 years of crafting a meaningful program to support lakeland owners care for lakes and lake health, we are launching the Blue Lakes project- to estimate responses and tailor efforts.
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Hello Friends of the Land Between! My name is Joel Sloggett, and I have taken on the Agricultural Heritage research portfolio. Following an undergraduate degree in business administration (with a …Read More