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Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project

The Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project is designed as a long-term program assessing the health of 15 wetlands along the north shore of Lake Ontario in Durham Region (see map below).

In order to standardize the collection of biological and physical data among the partner organizations, a Methodology Handbook was developed by Environment Canada and the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority and field work began in the spring of 2002.

Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project: Methodology Handbook 2007


2014 Annual Newsletter

(pdf - 419kb)

Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project - Monitoring Activities

Great Lakes Water Levels

Coastal Wetlands Monitoring
Photo: S. Pernanen




# Wetland Name
Wetland
Type*
Conservation
Authority**
Area
(hectares)
1
Rouge River Marsh
DR
TRCA
59
2
Frenchman's Bay Marsh
BB
TRCA
23
3
Hydro Marsh
BB
TRCA
24
4
Duffins Creek Marsh
DR
TRCA
69
5
Carruthers Creek Marsh
DR
TRCA
141
6
Cranberry Marsh
BB
CLOCA
47
7
Lynde Creek Marsh
DR
CLOCA
130
8
Whitby Harbour Marsh
DR
CLOCA
8
9
Corbett Creek Marsh
DR
CLOCA
21
10
Gold Point Marsh
DR
CLOCA
4
11
Oshawa Creek Marsh
DR
CLOCA
20
12
Pumphouse Marsh
BB
CLOCA
7
13
Oshawa Second Marsh
BB
CLOCA
133
14
McLaughlin Bay Marsh
BB
CLOCA
42
15
Westside Marsh
BB
CLOCA
45
16
Bowmanville Marsh
DR
CLOCA
29
17
Wilmot Creek Marsh
DR
GRCA
26
18
Port Newcastle Marsh
DR
GRCA
8

* Wetland Type: DR = drowned rivver-mouth; BB = Barrier beach lagoon
** Conservation Authority jurisdiction:
TRCA = Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
CLOCA = Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
GRCA = Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority


Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project:  Year 2 Technical Report Both physical features and biological communities are being assessed through this project.

Following two years of field work, the Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project: Year 2 Technical Report was prepared by Environment Canada and CLOCA staff. This 266-page document describes the data collected and analyzed from 2002 and 2003 and is designed for a scientific audience. Download a PDF version of this document by clicking on the cover page on the left (PDF - 9.1 MB).







Durham Region Coastal Wetlands:  Baseline Conditions and Study Findings (2002 and 2003)

For less technical information about the project and a summary of results by wetland, please download a PDF version of the Durham Region Coastal Wetlands: Baseline Conditions and Study Findings (2002 and 2003) document by clicking on the cover page on the right (PDF - 3.4 MB).



Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project - 6 Year Technical Report

Most recently, the Durham Region Coastal Wetland Monitoring Project: 6-Year Technical Report was completed by Environment Canada and CLOCA.  This document describes the data collected and analyzed from 2002 to 2007. Due to the length and detail of the technical report, it has been produced in 4 separate modules that can be read independently of one another.  You can download the modules in PDF format by clicking on the links below:

Module 1 – Introduction and Assessment Methods (PDF - 827KB),
Module 2 – Geophysical Condition (PDF - 8MB)
Module 3 – Biological Condition, (PDF - 2.6MB)
Module 4 – Wetland Status (PDF - 1.6MB)

 

cover page

 

Durham Region Coastal Wetlands - Monitoring a Changing Environment
(PDF - File Size 4.1MB
In 2011, a fact book entitled Durham Region Coastal Wetlands: Monitoring a Changing Environment was published.  This publication provides a description of the condition of each wetland’s physical attributes and biological communities, and examines trends in these data.
Hard copies of the report are available upon request from Central Lake Ontario Conservation.

 

 

For more information please contact:
Heather Pankhurst

Wetland Biologist
(905) 579-0411 ext. 138
hpankhurst@cloca.com


What can I expect to see in the Future?

Monitoring is ongoing.

Financial Partners

CLOCA   Environment Canada   TRCA   GRCA   OPG   Durham Region

 
   
 
 
 

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