Pileated Woodpeckers can be found in Niagara Escarpment woodlands
The northern Bruce Peninsula is a critically important stronghold for the native flora and fauna of southern Ontario. In contrast to the extensive urban, agricultural and industrial development that characterizes neighbouring regions, this sem-wild landscape has maintained much of its natural diversity and character.
From 2002 to 2005, CPAWS embarked on an exciting project working with local groups, individuals and agencies involved in land management around four of Canada's national parks including the Bruce Peninsula National Park. The objective was to gather information about the regions surrounding the park; to compile this information into community conservation atlases, and to present these atlases in a way that will contribute to local policy development and land use that supports the ecological integrity of the park at the core of the landscape.
The Northern Bruce Peninsula Ecosystem Community Atlas - Now Available
High resolution print copies are $74.95 and available by contacting the Wildlands League office or click the links below to download the files.
Atlas Cover (4.63MB)
Chapter 1: The Northern Bruce--A unique natural environment (16.5MB)
Chapter 2: Human History--People and the peninsula (9.61MB)
Chapter 3: Protecting the peninsula (8.05MB)
Chapter 4: The Bigger Picture--The greater park ecosytem (15.8MB)
Chapter 5: The Human Footprint--Stepping lightly to protect the greater park ecosystem (10.8MB)
The atlas provides ‘one window’ for decision makers, landowners and the general public with information on the northern Bruce peninsula. “The Atlas is intended to assist everyone interested in protecting the ecological and economic health of the Northern Bruce and in making good decisions and good choices about the future of this remarkable area” said Evan Ferrari, Director of Parks and Protected Areas Program for CPAWS Wildlands League. Read the press release.
The atlas is one in a series produced by CPAWS chapters across the country to demonstrate the importance of protecting greater park ecosystems.
The Northern Bruce Peninsula Ecosystem Community Atlas was made possible through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, receives annually $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario's charity casino initiative.