Paul Renaud
           Coalition To Protect South March Highlands

[All photos in this presentation were taken in or of th...
Gatineau
                    Park




      Shirley’s
        Bay

SMH
Old Growth Trees
                                  > 100 Years Old




                                    30 Eco-Types
  ...
Beachfront
 Property
   40,000
 Years Ago
   When
Champlain
    Sea
  Covered
  Ottawa




                Over
          ...
SMH
Headwater
Feeds 50%
    of
 Shirley’s
   Bay
 Wetland
                           Shirley’s
              Shirley’s    ...
SMH
Natural Eco-
 Connection
      To
Shirley’s Bay
  Wetlands




           Fish of Special Concern
                (Bri...
SMH = Densest Bio-Diversity In Ottawa
                            [Brunton, 2008]

 Over 679 Species:
  440 Native Plants ...
895 Hectares         440 Species
   Rated ANSI     Native Vascular Plants




                      Highest Floristic
    ...
114 Hectares            164 Avian Species
 Rated ANSI                 Observed




     1 Endangered
     3 Threatened
   ...
Over 26 identified species of
       Herpetofauna




  3 Threatened Species
    2 Special Concern           Insect of Spe...
Endangered or              Special
            Threatened                Concern
   American Ginseng            Bridle S...
Unprotected
Steady Loss To
Development       Terry Fox Drive
                 Extension Creates
                   “Berlin...
Constance
          Lake




North
March




                SMH
Creates
      National Symbol
            Of
       Stewardship




SMH



                 Stony
                Swamp
Islands
                                  Gatineau
                                    Park

                             ...
3118 people via
                Facebook

 Will You
Speak Out?   260 people and
             organizations via
           ...
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2010 06 04 Smh Overview V4

  1. 1. Paul Renaud Coalition To Protect South March Highlands [All photos in this presentation were taken in or of the South March Highlands]
  2. 2. Gatineau Park Shirley’s Bay SMH
  3. 3. Old Growth Trees > 100 Years Old 30 Eco-Types Of Vegetation 10 Distinct Habitats Visible Canadian Shield
  4. 4. Beachfront Property 40,000 Years Ago When Champlain Sea Covered Ottawa Over 1 Billion Years Old
  5. 5. SMH Headwater Feeds 50% of Shirley’s Bay Wetland Shirley’s Shirley’s Bay Brook Kizell Drain South March Highlands
  6. 6. SMH Natural Eco- Connection To Shirley’s Bay Wetlands Fish of Special Concern (Bridle Shiner)
  7. 7. SMH = Densest Bio-Diversity In Ottawa [Brunton, 2008] Over 679 Species: 440 Native Plants Unknown Number of 164 Avian Insect & Bryophyte 75 Mammals, Fish, Species Amphibians, Reptiles All Within an Area of 3 x 4 km
  8. 8. 895 Hectares 440 Species Rated ANSI Native Vascular Plants Highest Floristic Diversity of Any Natural Area in Ottawa 5.08 = Highest Coefficient of 2 Endangered Conservation in 6 Provincially Rare Ottawa 64 Regionally Rare 50 Uncommon Native Vascular Plants
  9. 9. 114 Hectares 164 Avian Species Rated ANSI Observed 1 Endangered 3 Threatened 5 Special Concern 136 Avian Species 30 Regionally Rare Known To Nest in SMH Avian Species
  10. 10. Over 26 identified species of Herpetofauna 3 Threatened Species 2 Special Concern Insect of Special Concern (Monarch Butterfly)
  11. 11. Endangered or Special Threatened Concern  American Ginseng  Bridle Shiner  Butternut  Short Eared Owl  Loggerhead Shrike  Black Tern  Blanding's Turtle  Common Nighthawk  Whip-poor-will  Snapping Turtle  Golden Winged Warbler  Eastern Milksnake  Western Chorus Frog  Olive Sided Flycatcher  Monarch Butterfly  Eastern Musk Turtle  Bald Eagle (suspected not observed)  Red Headed Woodpecker
  12. 12. Unprotected Steady Loss To Development Terry Fox Drive Extension Creates “Berlin Wall” Piecemeal Protection Urban Clear-Cutting Scheduled for July 17 Gaping hole in centre Already Lost Since Photo Was Taken
  13. 13. Constance Lake North March SMH
  14. 14. Creates National Symbol Of Stewardship SMH Stony Swamp
  15. 15. Islands Gatineau Park Mer Shirley’s Bleue Bay SMH Leitrim 11 Eco-Corridors Stony Linking Swamp 7 Ecological Reservoirs
  16. 16. 3118 people via Facebook Will You Speak Out? 260 people and organizations via Twitter 75 people via direct E-Mail

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