European Water Chestnut Management Strategy – Section 61

Management Strategy This management plan will detail how we hope to identify new populations of European Water Chestnut and what we plan on doing after first identification of this species in a new area. Because this species can reproduce vegetatively, dealing with large-scale outbreaks through mechanical means is often counterproductive. Furthermore, in areas where large-scale … Continue reading European Water Chestnut Management Strategy – Section 61

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Management Plan for the Common Warthog

By David Hale, Rachelle Litt and Duncan Wright Management Plan It has now been established that certain warthog populations must be managed in an effort to reduce economic losses and lessen the potential for human/ wildlife conflict. This plan will incorporate multiple management strategy options listed above in order to lower undesired warthog numbers in … Continue reading Management Plan for the Common Warthog

Management Strategies: Killer Shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus. Section 63

Distribution Figure 1: This figure shows the species distribution of [JVF1] Dikerogammarus villosus, the Killer Shrimp, is a predatory amphipod originating from the Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Caspian Sea water system (Yanina, T. A., 2014, February 24; Idagyta et al, 2017). While still in its original area, it preferred to live in the … Continue reading Management Strategies: Killer Shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus. Section 63

Golden Mussel Ecological Profile Section 63 Shalaynna Ansty

Distribution:                     Native to mainly China also Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and both North and South Korea. “This bivalve is native to China however arguably the Southeast Asian countries in which share waterways have the species present in a functioning participant of the ecosystem. […] it has been introduced firstly to Taiwan and Indonesia from cargo ships.” … Continue reading Golden Mussel Ecological Profile Section 63 Shalaynna Ansty

Golden Mussel Management Strategy Section 63

Best Management Practices The Golden Mussel is not yet within Ontario, however because this species shares similar damaging characteristics to both the Zebra and Quagga Mussel it is highly necessary to prevent the Golden Mussel from entering the waterways of Canada. Protecting the waterways and preventing the Golden Mussel from becoming a nuisance species in … Continue reading Golden Mussel Management Strategy Section 63

Section 60: Northern Snakehead, Channa argus, Management Strategy

Written by: Mike Bryan, Paul Canzano, and Chris Floris Management Plan This plan provides details about the implementation of a strategy that will see Canada Customs impose stricter rules on the importation of live fish from Asia and the United States (U.S.) from entering into Ontario. Increasing mandatory inspections of shipments from countries where the … Continue reading Section 60: Northern Snakehead, Channa argus, Management Strategy

Killer Shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus Section 61

Ecological profile Distribution The Killer Shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus, originates from the Caspian Sea and Black Sea of eastern Europe. The species is native to the lower courses of larger rivers connected to these water bodies. (Rewicz, 2014) Through rapid climatic and geographical changes to their native region’s water chemistry, making it more difficult for them … Continue reading Killer Shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus Section 61

Management Strategy Sec60 Sirena Fields

Ecological Connections The management of this species relates directly to the ecological characteristics that this species displays, such as high reproduction rates with a large reproduction producing many eggs. The mass production of eggs gives a large capacity for population growth, as well as the opportunity for the stone moroko to outcompete the native species … Continue reading Management Strategy Sec60 Sirena Fields

Management Strategy – White-Tailed Deer – Section 62

Tristan Benschop, Byron Garcia, Paul Roman   Legal Factors In order to carry out our best management strategy of bowhunting to reduce White-Tailed Deer populations in urban environments, there are some legal factors to consider. Generally speaking, it is illegal to discharge a firearm (which includes bows) inside of city limits. In order to be … Continue reading Management Strategy – White-Tailed Deer – Section 62