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Species Spotlight: How TRCA Ranks Flora and Fauna(news)

Toronto and Region Conservation’s (TRCA) Environmental Monitoring team has a unique approach to the protection of natural heritage within its regional watersheds. All flora and fauna species, as well as vegetation communities, are assigned a local rank from L1 to L5, based on ecological criteria collected by TRCA and other agencies. Based on this usage of... Read more
Species Spotlight: How TRCA Ranks Flora and Fauna

Aquatic Habitat and Species(page)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) monitors fish communities, aquatic insects, habitat features and temperatures within local streams as well as in Lake Ontario. TRCA offers a number of technical training workshops related to these topics. What do we monitor and why? TRCA monitors the following key indicators to assess the aquatic health of our regional... Read more

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StationName,Watershed,SampleYear,VisitDate,CommonName,TotalWeight,TotalCatch,SamplingType CDEC1,Highland Creek,2007,10/3/2007,Blacknose Dace,674.8,544, CDEC1,Highland ... Read more

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StationName,Watershed,SampleYear,VisitDate,CommonName,TotalWeight,TotalCatch,SamplingType Brampton - Professor's Lake East Shore,Mimico Creek,2014,10/2/2014,Black ... Read more

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StationName,Watershed,SampleYear,VisitDate,CommonName,TotalWeight,TotalNum,SamplingType Asian Carp Monitoring Program - Carruthers,Carruthers Creek,2016,9/13/2016 ... Read more
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Biological Inventories(page)

TRCA Terrestrial Monitoring: Biological Inventories & Assessments 6431 and 6461 Steeles Study Area, 2007 Albion Hills Conservation Park, 2009 Altona Forest, 2014 Bartley Smith Greenway, 2010 Beechwood Wetland and Cottonwood Flats, 2010 Bethesda Side Road and Leslie Street Study Area, 2012 Black Creek Pioneer Village North, 2010 Bloomington Wetland, 2012 Bolton Camp, 2013 Bolton Resource... Read more

Keeping Tabs on Local Flora and Fauna(news)

2017 marks the second year that Toronto and Region Conservation’s Environmental Monitoring and Data Management team has published its Annual Local Occurrence Score and Local Rank Update report. This report details the changes in local conservation ranks (known as L-ranks) for a total of 44 plant, animal and vegetation communities in Toronto and region, and provides... Read more
Keeping Tabs on Local Flora and Fauna

Want to Learn More About Bats? So Do We!(news)

Ontario’s native bats are on the decline. Since 2012, four of the province’s eight species — little brown myotis, eastern small-footed myotis, northern myotis and tri-coloured bat — have been listed as endangered, mainly as a result of a condition known as white-nose syndrome. (Three of these species are also listed as endangered by the Committee on the... Read more
Want to Learn More About Bats? So Do We!

Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project(page)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, on behalf of and in cooperation with Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto, has completed the Environmental Assessment for the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project. The Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project (DMNP) is a precedent-setting undertaking aimed at revitalizing the mouth... Read more
Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project

Watershed Management(page)

In simple terms, a watershed is the area of land that catches rain and snow that drains or seeps into a marsh, stream, river, lake or groundwater. In the Toronto region, all watersheds are river watersheds, with the exception of the waterfront which drains into Lake Ontario. You’re in a watershed right now Wherever you are... Read more
Watershed Management

Existing Conditions: Fish and Other Species(page)

Toronto and Region Conservation has been monitoring waterfront fish communities since 1982, with continuous programs since 1989. Electrofishing is the principal method, supplemented by seine and index netting. QUICK LINKS   Waterfront Fish Communities Over the past two decades, the monitoring program has demonstrated gradual improvements in the fish communities, as measured by the proportions... Read more

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StationName,Watershed,SampleYear,VisitDate,CommonName,TotalWeight,TotalNum,SamplingType DN001WM,Don River,2002,8/6/2002,Blacknose Dace,0,1, DN001WM,Don River,2002,8/6 ... Read more

Species ID: Fish (SHSM)(programs)

In this half-day Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) certification program, students will learn how to identify a wide variety of fish species inhabiting Lake St. George. Read more

Resource Library(page)

TRCA’s Environmental Monitoring & Data Management team communicates the results of their long-term scientific data collection in reports and plans. Quick Links GENERAL REPORTS Tick Surveillance and Lyme Disease Prevention Summary, 2012 Environmental Monitoring and Data Management: Program Highlights 2018 Environmental Monitoring and Data Management: Program Highlights 2017 Environmental Monitoring and Data Management: Program Highlights 2016 Environmental... Read more

Terrestrial Habitat & Species(page)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) monitors plants and animals in forests, wetlands and meadows across our regional watersheds by conducting biological inventories and assessments and surveying long-term fixed plots. LONG-TERM MONITORING TRCA has implemented long-term monitoring in forest, wetland and meadow habitats region-wide to measure how species and vegetation communities are responding over time to... Read more

Ecological Interlopers – Understanding Invasive Species(news)

Second to habitat loss, invasive species pose the greatest threat to biodiversity. Invasives crowd out native plants and fish. They take over our woodlands, our wetlands and our waters. And because they’re survivors, they are both difficult and costly to get rid of. Invasive Species Resources Terrestrial Habitat and Species Aquatic Habitat and Species A... Read more
Ecological Interlopers – Understanding Invasive Species

Endangered Species in the GTA: Can We Ensure Their Survival?(news)

Pollution, pathogens, invasive species, and the loss of habitat due to urban sprawl: all of these pose a threat to wildlife, tree and plant species in big cities. The Greater Toronto Area is no exception to this rule. When a species has been outpaced by these challenges, its numbers may dwindle — sometimes so drastically that... Read more
Endangered Species in the GTA: Can We Ensure Their Survival?

Fishing(activities)

There are many excellent fishing spots across the GTA, along the northwest shore of Lake Ontario and at various TRCA conservation areas. View a map. We have great fishing opportunities for all kinds of fishing enthusiasts. Just select your skill level to find information that will help you catch the big one. Please help ensure the... Read more
Fishing

Projects & Plans – Humber River(page)

TRCA and its partners are involved in many projects in the Humber River watershed, such as the restoration of the 428 hectare (1,057 acre) Oak Ridges Corridor Park in the Town of Richmond Hill, operates recreation areas and educational centres, as well as guiding various conservation and watershed management operations. What’s New in the Humber... Read more
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