Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula
Second Phase/ Final Report, a Project of Bert Miller Nature Club and
the Ontario Trillium Foundation by Bruce Kershner
NTS Special Publication #13
When the Old Growth Forest Survey of Eastern Niagara Peninsula began, discoveries of Old growth Forest sites was fully expected. After two years of extensive surveying, the findings have gone far beyond the goals. A total of 55 Old growth Forest sites were discovered, totaling 839 acres. These are distributed over 11 cities and towns within Niagara Regional Municipality, from the Niagara River west to as far as Grimsby. The largest is 210 acres (Navy Island), and 5 others are 40 acres or larger. One site, the Niagara Gorge, is filled with, or lined with, 8 different Old growth Forests totaling 195 acres (Ontario side only).
Full Document 41 MB http://www.nativetreesociety.org/specialreports/niagara/Niagara_peninsula_old_growth.pdf
The Phase 1 Report "Old Growth Forest Survey of Niagara Peninsula, Phase 1"
was published in 2003. It is available for download here:
Old Growth Forest Survey of Niagara Peninsula
Project of Bert Miller Nature Club
First Phase Report to Trillium Foundation
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