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<br /> Renewing<br /> Our Commitment<br /> Ontario's<br /> Biodiversity Strategy<br /> Protecting What Sustains Us<br /> 2011<br /> Ontario Biodiversity Council<br /> Recommended citation:<br /> Ontario Biodiversity Council. 2011. Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy, 2011: Renewing Our Commitment to<br /> Protecting What Sustains Us. Ontario Biodiversity Council, Peterborough, ON.<br /> ISBN 978-1-4435-6955-2 (Print)<br /> ISBN 978-1-4435-6956-9 (PDF)<br /> Ontario Biodiversity Council<br /> Formed in 2005 to guide the implementation of Ontario's first biodiversity strategy,<br /> the Ontario Biodiversity Council is a group of volunteers from environmental and<br /> conservation groups, government, academia, Aboriginal organizations and industry.<br /> The Ontario Biodiversity Science Forum, the Biodiversity Education and Awareness<br /> Network and the Stewardship Network of Ontario all work alongside the Council to<br /> guide the implementation of Ontario's Biodiversit<a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=1"> Renewing Our Commitment Ontario's Bio</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=2"> Recommended citation: Ontario Biodiversity Counci</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=3"> A Message from the Ontario Biodiversity Council </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=4"> Executive Summary Executive Summary Ontario's B</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=5"> Executive Summary The vision of this Strategy </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=6"> Indigo Bunting Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy, </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=7"> Contents A Message from the Ontario Biodiversit</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=8"> vi Pond in rock barren, southeast of Arden </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=9"> Introduction All living things, ourselves incl</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=10"> Ecosystem Services PROVISIONING REGULATING </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=11"> Introduction competent host for the bacteria t</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=12"> city parks was shown to increase with greater div</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=13"> Introduction At the national level, Ontario's </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=14"> Introduction Milestones for Biodiversity Conserv</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=15"> Introduction 1995 Canada publishes the Canadian B</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=16"> 8 Tri-coloured Bumble Bee </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=17"> Ontario's Biodiversity We are stewards of more</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=18"> With more than 30,000 speci</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=19"> Ontario's Biodiversity </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=20"> 12 The Hudson Bay Lowlands is the northernmost e</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=21"> Ontario's Biodiversity The Ontario Shield is o</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=22"> 14 Manitoulin Island </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=23"> Threats Natural ecosystems are dynamic and res</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=24"> Invasive Alien Species Any plant, animal or micr</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=25"> Threats be converted to urban areas. Poorly pl</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=26"> Unsustainable Use Unsustainable use is the harve</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=27"> Threats Figure 6.A Figure 6.C Fort Severn  </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=28"> Recent work by the Canadian Forest Service and th</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=29"> Challenges to Conserving Ontario's Biodiversity </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=30"> Ontario's Ecological Footprint The Ecological Fo</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=31"> Challenges to Conserving Ontario's Biodiversity </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=32"> Backus Woods Opportunities 24 There</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=33"> Opportunities There are serious threats and ch</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=34"> Solar farm at sunset </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=35"> Opportunities A Legacy for the Future Ontario</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=36"> 28 North of Piwabiskau River, Cochrane District </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=37"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Ontario's Biod</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=38"> 30 Hilton Falls Conservation Area </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=39"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Vision Our v</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=40"> Goals Three goals define the conservation path pr</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=41"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Principles Th</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=42"> Adaptive Management “Adaptive management is a sy</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=43"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy A Framework fo</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=44"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy, 2011 is the guid</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=45"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Kawartha Lak</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=46"> 38 Eagle Canyon northeast of Thunder Bay </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=47"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy ENGAGE </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=48"> Engage People Objective: Inspire and empower pe</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=49"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Key Actions </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=50"> 42 Prairie Smoke </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=51"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy ENGAGE Cha</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=52"> Reduce Threats Objective: Reduce pressures on b</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=53"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Targets: How we</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=54"> 46 Niagara Region </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=55"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Coastal wetland i</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=56"> Enhance Resilience Objective: Maintain, restore</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=57"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Key Actions </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=58"> Charleston Lake Provincial Park Ontario's Biodiv</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=59"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy ENGAGE </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=60"> Improve Knowledge Objective: Improve and share </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=61"> Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy Small White La</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=62"> 54 Monarch roost </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=63"> Implementing Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy E</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=64"> with the land and its resources today, and their </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=65"> Monitoring and Reporting Progress For Ontario'</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=66"> Glossary Adaptive Management: an ongoing syste</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=67"> Glossary Ecosystem Approach: resource planning</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=68"> Protected Area: a clearly </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=69"> Appendix ONTARIO'S BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY, 2011 </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=70"> OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES KEY ACTIONS </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=71"> Appendix Strategic Direction: Reduce Threats O</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=72"> Strategic Direction: Enhance Resilience OBJECTIVE</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=73"> Appendix OBJECTIVES Invest resources and funds</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=74"> Strategic Direction: Improve Knowledge OBJECTIVES</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=75"> Appendix Ontario's Biodiversity Strategy, 2011</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=76"> References Allan, B.F., Keesing, F., and R. Os</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=77"> References Ontario Biodiversity Council (OBC)</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=78"> Notes</a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=79"> </a> <a title="OBC_BiodiversityStrategy_2011_E_web_2.pdf page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c527c66f?page=80"> Product of the Ontario Biodiversity Council, in p</a>