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  • Forest Structure - Kluane

    Parks Canada monitors structural change in the spruce forests of Kluane National Park and Reserve following a spruce bark beetle outbreak that began in 1994. Understanding stand development after this landscape-level disturbance will be critical for assessing the resilience of this forest to a...
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Invasive Alien Plants - Glacier

    The main objective of the measure is to monitor how Invasive Alien Plant percent cover, a recognized stressor to native biodiversity, currently compares to pre-determined thresholds and how it is changing over time across the three different Invasive Plant Management Zones (Integrated Control,...
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Marsh Birds - Thousand Islands

    The presence and abundance of 11 marsh birds are assessed through visual and audio surveys twice every year (8 plots/year) throughout the park between May and July. Bird species richness and abundance of indicator species can be compared with hundreds of other Marsh Monitoring Program sites...
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Forest Birds - Thousand Islands

    Data is collected using automated recording devices which are pre-programmed and set-up in forest ecosystems. Units are programed to capture bird calls in the mornings from May-August and subsequent recordings are analysed by Bird Studies Canada. The abundance of forest birds from various...
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Tree Health - Thousand Islands

    Park staff visually evaluate tree health within 20m x 20m forest plots in August each year. Plots are rotated every 5 years (6 plots/year) and monitored according to term Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) Protocols and Standards. Crown condition, diameter at breast height, and...
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Downed Wood Debris - Thousand Islands

    Several measures that characterise downed woody debris are recorded along three, 45.14 m transects associated with long-term Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) forest plots. Several measures are recorded including the diameter of the DWD at point of contact, tree species,...
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Frog and Toad Monitoring - Thousand Islands

    Frogs and toads were monitored through visual and audio surveys during twice-yearly wetland visits between May-June 2006-2014. Frogs and toads were assessed by park staff for physical deformities, abundance and diversity
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Deer Browse - Summer Woody - Thousand Islands

    Browse surveys occur yearly in July-August and are conducted by park staff. Each plot is composed of nine circular subplots (2-m radius) in a 3 x 3 grid, spaced at 15 m intervals. The number of seedlings (5 – 30 cm) and saplings (30 – 200 cm) of each tree species are counted. Seedling recruitment...
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Seedling Regeneration - Thousand Islands

    TINP evaluates seedling and sapling density within 5 subplots of the 20m x 20m EMAN forest plots in August each year. Plots are rotated every 5 years (6 plots/year) and are monitored according to term Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) Protocols and Standards.
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Prescribed Fire Targets - Glacier

    The following standard is used to evaluate Parks Canada Agency’s goal to manage wildland fire and conduct prescribed fire activities to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of park lands. A 20% natural fire cycle is the set percentage that allows fire to play a role as a natural...
    Organization:
    Parks Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
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