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TRCA’s Environmental Monitoring & Data Management team communicates the results of their long-term scientific data collection in reports and plans.

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GENERAL REPORTS

Tick Surveillance and Lyme Disease Prevention Summary, 2012
Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Program Highlights, 2015
Watershed Monitoring and Reporting Progress Report, 2014
Watershed Monitoring and Reporting Progress Report, 2013
Watershed Monitoring and Reporting Progress Report, 2012
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program Progress Report, 2011
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program Progress Report, 2010
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program Progress Report, 2009
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program Progress Report, 2008
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program Review, 2001-2008

SURFACE WATER QUALITY

Regional Watershed Monitoring Program: Surface Water Quality Summary, 2013
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program: Surface Water Quality Summary, 2012
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program: Surface Water Quality Summary, 2011
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program: Surface Water Quality Summary, 2010
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program: Surface Water Quality Summary, 2009
Regional Watershed Monitoring Program: Surface Water Quality Summary 2006-10

AQUATIC HABITAT AND COMMUNITIES

Aquatic Insects (Streams)

Regional Watershed Monitoring Program: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Summary 2001-2008

Fish Habitat & Communities

Regional Watershed Monitoring Program: Fish Community Summary, 2001-2009
Fish Communities Of The Toronto Waterfront, 1989-2005

West Nile Virus Larval Mosquito Surveillance

West Nile Virus Vector Larval Mosquito Monitoring Report, 2016
West Nile Virus Vector Larval Mosquito Monitoring Report, 2015
West Nile Virus Vector Larval Mosquito Monitoring Report, 2014
The Effect of Water Quality and Aquatic Vegetation on West Nile Virus Vector Larval Abundance, 2011

TERRESTRIAL HABITAT AND COMMUNITIES

Dog-strangling vine – Cynanchum rossicum (Kleopow) Borhidi: A review of Distribution, Ecology and Control of this Invasive Exotic Plant, 2008
Region of Peel Road Ecology Case Study: Gore Road (Patterson Side Road to Hwy 9) Baseline Monitoring Results, 2014

Biological Inventories & Assessments

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Long-Term Monitoring Program

Duffin Heights: Terrestrial Monitoring Baseline Conditions, 2013
Oak Ridges Moraine Corridor Park: Changes in Natural Heritage Conditions, 2008-15
Oak Ridges Moraine Corridor Park: Terrestrial Monitoring Baseline Conditions, 2010
Long Term Monitoring Program: Regional Baseline Report, 2012
Long Term Monitoring Program: Spatial and Temporal Trends, 2008-14

Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program

Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program Review, 2015
Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program Manual, 2014
Terrestrial Biodiversity in the Toronto Region 2003-2012: A Decade of Monitoring Under the Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program
Severity of Invasion By Invasive Plant Indicators at Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program Sites, 2009 – 2011
Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program Monitoring Results, 2002-2007
Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program Progress Report, 2006

Regional Scores & Ranks

Scoring and Ranking TRCA’s Vegetation Communities, Flora, and Fauna Species, 2017
Local Occurrence Score and Local Rank Update: Terrestrial Fauna and Flora Species, and Vegetation Communities, 2017
Local Occurrence Score and Local Rank Update: Terrestrial Fauna and Flora Species, and Vegetation Communities, 2016
Fauna Scores and Ranks, 2016
Flora Scores and Ranks, 2017
Vegetation Community Scores and Ranks, 2016

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS & JOURNAL ARTICLES

Rous, A.M., Midwood, J.D., Gutowsky, L.F. et al. 2016. Telemetry-Determined Habitat Use Informs Multi-Species Habitat Management in an Urban Harbour. Environmental Management: 8(5): pp. 1-11.
Wallace A.M. and R.G. Biastoch  2016. Detecting changes in the benthic invertebrate community in response to increasing chloride in streams in Toronto, Canada. Freshwater Science 35(1):  pp. 353–363.
Walsh, C.J., D.B. Booth, M.J. Burns, T.D. Fletcher, R.L. Hale, L.N. Hoang, G. Livingston,  M.A. Rippy, A.H. Roy, M. Scoggins, and A.M. Wallace. 2016.  Principles for urban stormwater management to protect stream ecosystems. Freshwater Science 35(1):  pp. 398–411.
Mohan, L.M. Tracking Fish in Toronto Harbour. Ontario Nature Summer 2015.
Mohan, L.M. Rusty Crayfish is Here to Stay.  Ontario Nature Fall 2015.
Wallace, A.M. 2013. Diagnosis: Stream Sickness. How urban stream syndrome causes natural waterways to function more like sewers – and what can be done to fix it. Water Canada November/December 2013.
Wallace, A.M., M.V. Croft-White, and J. Moryk. 2013. Are Toronto’s Streams sick? A look at the fish and benthic invertebrate communities in the Toronto region in relation to the urban stream syndrome. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 7857-7875. (Abstract Only)
Heydon, P.A., G.C. Miller, and M.J. Oldham. 2011. Hairy St. John’s-wort (Hypericum hirsutum L.) in the Toronto area, new to North America. Canadian Field-Naturalist 125(3): 248-251.
Kricsfalusy V. & Miller G.C. 2010. Community ecology and invasion of natural vegetation by Cynanchum rossicum (Asclepiadaceae) in the Toronto region, Canada. – Thaiszia – Journal of Botany 20: 53-70.
Jones, F.C., D. Featherstone, S. Jarvie, M. Nicol, I. Ockenden, and A.M. Wallace.  2009. Mixed-wood plains ecozone status and trends report: benthic invertebrates.  Mixedwood Plains Ecozone Status and Trends Assessment – With an Emphasis on Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Kricsfalusy V. & Miller G.C. 2008. Invasion and distribution of Cynanchum rossicum (Asclepiadaceae) in the Toronto region, Canada, with remarks on its taxonomy. – Thaiszia – Journal of Botany 18: 21-36.
Borisko, J., B. Kilgour, L.W. Stanfield and F.C. Jones. 2007. An evaluation of rapid bioassessment protocols for stream benthic invertebrates in Southern Ontario, Canada. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 42(3): 184-193.

MONITORING PROTOCOLS

Wetland Vegetation Monitoring Protocol, 2016
Wetland Bird Monitoring Protocol, 2016
Wetland Amphibian Monitoring Protocol, 2016
Plethodontid Monitoring Protocol, 2016
Meadow Bird Monitoring Protocol, 2016
Forest Vegetation Monitoring Protocol, 2016
Forest Bird Monitoring Protocol, 2016
An Algal Bioassessment Protocol for Use in Ontario Rivers, 2011

MAPS

2015 Regional Watershed Monitoring Sites (Peel Region)
2015 Regional Watershed Monitoring Sites (Durham Region)
2015 Regional Watershed Monitoring Sites (City of Toronto)
2015 Regional Watershed Monitoring Sites (York Region)
2015 Special Project Environmental Monitoring Sites
2015 Waterfront Environmental Monitoring Sites

 

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