Populations of no fewer than 12 plant and 8 vertebrate species of national significance exist on Pelee Island, a 4,000 ha land base in Lake Erie, Ontario. Strong negative interactions between many of these species and various human activities such as agriculture, quarrying, recreation, and residential development suggest that recovery strategies must address both ecological and socioeconomic concerns simultaneously across the island landscape if they are to be effective. Pelee Island is now a mosaic produced by different land use practices, many of which are mutually incompatible (e.g., vineyards, savannah restoration). The management of this mosaic is also disassociated, being the responsibilities of different land owners and agencies with specific interests. However, many components of this landscape depend on one another...
Forbes, Mark R., Schalk, Gina; Hawco, Sharleen M.; Prior, Kent A.. 1999. Ecosystem Plan for Pelee Island (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Conference Biology & ManagementProceedings. Vol. 2
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: ecosystem recovery, extinctions, focal species, Pelee Island, population monitoring
Other Identifier: University College of the Cariboo
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