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Lake Erie North Shore Watershed Plan - Niagara Peninsula ...

Lake Erie North Shore Watershed Plan - Niagara Peninsula ...

LAKE ERIE NORTH SHORE

LAKE ERIE NORTH SHORE WATERSHED PLAN Figure 9b: Land Use-East 48

LAKE ERIE NORTH SHORE WATERSHED PLAN lands adjacent to each of these features/functions, within NPCA‟s jurisdiction” (NPCA 2007b). The Shoreline Management Plan prepared by Philpott Associates in 1992 followed the Guidelines for Developing Great Lakes Shoreline Management Plans (MNR 1987). In 2010 the NPCA updated the 1992 Lake Erie Shoreline Management Plan to adhere to changes in the PPS and Planning Act with regards to Natural Hazards Policies. The NPCA will use the Lake Erie Shoreline Management Plan Update (Shoreplan Engineering Limited 2010) when processing applications made pursuant to Ontario Regulation 155/16 as discussed above. Natural Heritage Resources “One of the most fundamental principles of conservation is that there should be a system of natural corridors across the landscape, interspersed with large core natural areas” (Federation of Ontario Naturalists No Date). Not only does a natural heritage network provide a web of natural habitats that is crucial to the long-term survival and sustainability of biological diversity but this natural complex is critical in the maintenance of a healthy functioning ecosystem. In southwestern Ontario, the Carolinian Life Zone is a rich and diverse network of cores and corridors that stretches from Toronto to Grand Bend extending southward to Lake Erie. Also known as the Eastern Deciduous Forest Region, this unique ecosystem boasts roughly one-third of Canada‟s rare and endangered species. Even though the Carolinian Life Zone makes up less than one percent of Canada‟s total land area, it contains a greater number of species than any other ecosystem in Canada and many of these species are not found anywhere else in the country (Johnson 2005). As part of its Big Picture project, Carolinian Canada identified considerable lands within the Lake Erie North Shore watershed as a „Carolinian Core Natural Area‟ (Figures 10a and 10b). A core natural area is defined as: “an intact natural area with larger habitat blocks; regions with a high overall percentage of natural vegetation cover; viable occurrences of globally rare species and vegetation community types, and concentrations of rare species and vegetation; should exceed 200 hectares where possible with smaller highquality sites in areas with lower amounts of natural vegetation cover; as well as having minimum corridor widths of 200 metres plus any adjacent areas of natural cover” (Riley et al 2003). Corridors provide an increase in functionality of core areas, even smaller or fragmented areas, by not only facilitating in the movement of larger mammals between natural areas, but “they are also essential for the movement and maintenance of genetic diversity for virtually all species regardless of size or species-pollen and seeds and other genetic material are passed along corridors” (Pim No Date). 49

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