Gwaii Haanas (Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site) recognizes species introductions on the archipelago of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) as one of the more important threats to ecological integrity in this region. These introductions may place many unique species or natural communities at risk. Several initiatives are underway to mitigate the effects of these species as well as to reduce the risk of range expansions or new introductions. This paper provides examples that illustrate the scope of introduced species research, monitoring, and restoration initiatives that are underway on Haida Gwaii.
Golumbia, Todd E.. 1999. Introduced Species Management in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) (in Proc. Conference Biology & Management of Species and Habitats at Risk). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Conference Biology & ManagementProceedings. Vol. 1
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: biodiversity, black rat, Haida Gwaii, introduced species, island, mule deer, Norway rat, protected areas, Queen Charlotte Islands, raccoon, restoration, wildlife management