Coyote (Canis latrans)- Management Plan

Written By: Adam Bocskei, Emma Ross, Jesse Beauchamp & Madison Penton MANAGEMENT STRATEGY To construct the most effective management plan, there are some important points to first consider. These include the size and topography of pasture, the intensity of predation, the number and species of livestock, the farmer’s willingness to invest financially, and the public’s … Continue reading Coyote (Canis latrans)- Management Plan

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Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) – Management Plan

Written by:  Brandon Holden, Alison Kilpatrick, Jonathan Sukhra, Lily Vuong Management Plan This plan provides details regarding the integrated management plan to eradicate Kudzu from Leamington Ontario. Due to the isolated nature of the kudzu population in Ontario, the recommended management strategy is prescribed burning followed by physical/mechanical removal. This method is labour-intensive and time … Continue reading Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) – Management Plan

Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) – Ecological Profile

Written by: Alison Kilpatrick Distribution: Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) is a perennial vine native to China, Korea, Japan, India and eastward through the Philippines (Lindgren, Castro, Coiner, Nurse, & Darbyshire, 2013). Populations of Kudzu have been noted outside of its native range in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa, South America, Mexico, the … Continue reading Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) – Ecological Profile

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) – Management Strategy

Written by: Kyra Mckenna, Alex Hristovski, Sabrina Luppino, and Ian Henderson   Management Plan The plan proposed is that of a three pronged approach, where 1) Himalayan Balsam will be placed on the invasive species list preventing it from being spread around by local gardeners. 2) Hand pulling in areas of low densities and 3) replanting … Continue reading Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) – Management Strategy

Coyote (Canis latrans)- Historical Profile

Written by: Adam Bocskei, Emma Ross, Jesse Beauchamp & Madison Penton Historical Profile: The wide distribution of the Coyote, Canis latrans can be attributed to the influence of man on the landscape. The impacts of man have swept North America with deforestation, agriculture and the eradication of apex predators such as Grey Wolves and Cougars … Continue reading Coyote (Canis latrans)- Historical Profile

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) – Historical Profile

Written by: Kyra Mckenna, Alex Hristovski, Sabrina Luppino, and Ian Henderson Historical Profile While the history of the Himalayan Balsam begins with its origins in the Western and Central Himalayan region (Chandraju, Thejovathi & Chidan, 2012) this plant was brought to our gardens into North America and Europe to make a garden more unique and interesting to … Continue reading Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) – Historical Profile

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) – Historical Profile

By Sara Kuruvilla, Jennifer Del Tin, Mary-Elizabeth Pennington & Teslyn Heron Historical Profile There are 6 subspecies of Sandhill Cranes including greater, lesser, Cuban, Mississippi, and Canadian (Gerber & Kendall, 2016). The Cuban subspecies does not migrate and is currently considered federally endangered, along with the Mississippi Sandhill Cranes and Florida cranes (United States Fish … Continue reading Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) – Historical Profile

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) -Ecological Profile

Written by: Kyra Mckenna, Alex Hristovski, Sabrina Luppino, and Ian Henderson Distribution Impatiens glandulifera can be found dispersed throughout the world. It is native to Northern India, specifically the Himalayan Mountains, was introduced in the United Kingdom, and has spread to Europe, Austria, the Baltic Region, Czech Republic, French Pyrenees, Germany, Holland, Hungary, the Mediterranean, … Continue reading Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) -Ecological Profile

Coyote (Canis latrans)- Ecological Profile

Written By: Madison Penton, Emma Ross, Adam Bocskei & Jesse Beauchamp Distribution: The coyote, Canis latrans, is a North American based species which is part of the family Canidae. Coyotes can be found country-wide in the United States and Mexico. While in Canada the majority of the distribution of this animal tends to be in … Continue reading Coyote (Canis latrans)- Ecological Profile

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) – Ecological Profile

Written by Sara Kuruvilla, Jennifer Del Tin, Mary Pennington, and Teslyn Heron Ecological Profile: Sandhill Crane, Antigone canadensis Distribution Sandhill Cranes, Antigone canadensis, is a species of bird that belong to the Gruidae family, with six subspecies. They are the most common cranes in the world and occur mostly in North America. They are migratory … Continue reading Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis) – Ecological Profile