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15-16-18 Mile Creek - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

15-16-18 Mile Creek - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

APPENDIX E HABITAT:

APPENDIX E HABITAT: RIPARIAN CRITERIA: PROXIMITY TO WATERCOURSE/WATERBODY ( edgedr ) 3 ≤ 30m 2 > 30m & < 50m 1 ≥ 50m CRITERIA: LAND USE TYPE ( lurwood ) 3 Woodland, Wetland, Scrub, Low Intensity Agriculture 2 Recreational, Residential, High Intensity Agriculture 1 Industrial, Built Up Urban CRITERIA: SLOPE ( slopedr ) 3 ≥ 10 degrees 2 < 10 degrees 1 0 degrees CRITERIA: FISH HABITAT CLASSIFICATION OF CATCHMENT ( catchfhr ) 3 Critical 2 Important 1 Marginal CRITERIA: STREAM ORDER OF CATCHMENT ( catchsor ) 3 intermittent flow ( 1st & 2nd order) 2 intermittent / permanent flow (3rd order) 1 permanent flow (> 3rd order) CRITERIA: FOREST COVER ( coverwor ) 3 woodland not present 2 planting site 1 woodland present RESTORATION SUITABILITY CRITERIA: RIPARIAN HABITAT RATIONALE METHODOLOGY REFERENCE Areas within closest proximity to watercourses or waterbodies will be most suitable to restoration. These areas contribute to both riparian buffer and floodplain. Restoration in these areas will improve hydrological, habitat and water quality functions. Generate straight line distance surface from watercourses and waterbodies. Reclassify surface values where lowest distances have highest suitability values, reflecting riparian and floodplain location. Niagara River AOC RAP Riparian Habitat Guidelines In terms of potential conflict, existing land use type is scaled in terms of suitability to restoration. Areas classified as scrub, low intensity agriculture, or natural are much more suitable to restoration than areas classified as industrial or built-up urban. Generate Land Use surface on Land Use Type value. Reclassify Land Use values where low conflict land use types have higher suitability values than high conflict land use types. Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Considers the presence of vegetation in terms of hydrological and mechanical contribution to bank stability and erosion control. As slope increases, restoration suitability increases. Generate slope surface from DEM. Reclassify surface where higher slope values have higher suitability values. Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Catchments which drain to watercourses classified as Fish Habitat are considered more suitable, as restoration projects will contribute to food, shelter, temperature moderation and oxygen production. Generate surface from catchment polygons on fish habitat classification value. Reclassify values according to restoration suitability. Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority Catchments which drain to watercourses in headwater streams are considered more suitable for restoration than those that drain to higher ordered streams in terms of water quality improvement. Generate surface from catchment polygons on stream order value. Reclassify values according to restoration suitability. Niagara River AOC RAP Riparian Habitat Guidelines It is more suitable to restore habitat where vegetation does not presently exist, or where infilling may be necessary from a previous restoration project. Generate surface from natural vegetation polygons based on vegetation type. Reclassify cells lacking forest cover as highest suitability values. Niagara River AOC RAP Riparian Habitat Guidelines

APPENDIX E

2006 AnnuAl REPORT - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Wetland Characteristics - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Naturalization Brochure - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Buffer Brochure - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
8132 - NPCA SNF Watershed Report.indd - Niagara Peninsula ...
Title Page, Partners, Abstract - Niagara Peninsula Conservation ...
One Mile - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Best Management Practices Brochure - Niagara Peninsula ...
Duffins Creek - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Duffins Creek - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
2008 Annual Report - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
natural areas inventory - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Download the CA Booklet - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Forests Forever Brochure - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Water Quality Brochure - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
2011 ANNUAL REPORT - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Duffins Creek - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Duffins Creek - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
LAUREL CREEK - Grand River Conservation Authority
Warren Yerex - Grand River Conservation Authority
Agenda - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Agenda - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Agenda - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Agenda - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Agenda - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Fort Erie Creeks Watershed Plan - Niagara Peninsula Conservation ...
Minutes - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Agenda - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Agenda - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Minutes - Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority