ECOSYSTEM MONITORING

Our Plan for 2020

Ecosystem monitoring is a way to measure changes in ecosystem health over time. An ecosystem is considered healthy if it has ecological integrity, which means it has:


  • Biodiversity – a diversity of native species present

  • Natural functioning ecosystems to sustain life processes (e.g., wetlands that can filter water and provide habitat for frogs, turtles and many other fish and wildlife species)

  • Minimal or No Stressors – factors that impact the health of our lakes include invasive species, climate change, nutrient loading, large scale development, shoreline alterations and water level fluctuations

 

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