The tall limestone cliffs and turquoise water of the Bruce Peninsula provide a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Credit: Scott Parker
Sharing information on Best Management Practices is an important part of collaboration between the individuals, communities, watershed groups and governmental agencies at work for Lake Huron. Credit: BPBA
Exposed limestone bluffs at Cave Point, Bruce Peninsula.
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
Southern Ontario agriculture along Lake Huron’s southeast shore. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Sand beach and dune complexes are found along the southeastern shores, such as those pictured here near Pinery Provincial Park. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Lake Huron waters support a thriving agricultural sector, particularly in the southeastern portion of the watershed. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Volunteers engaged in stream restoration efforts in a Lake Huron tributary. Photo credit: MSIA
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
The St. Marys River flows from Lake Superior to Lake Huron, contributing 8 billion liters/hour to the receiving basin in Lake Huron. Photo credit: Mark Chambers

Creating a Lake Sturgeon Conservation Plan for Eastern Georgian Bay Grounded in Indigenous Knowledge

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Lake Sturgeon in Georgian Bay are designated as threatened by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Shawanaga First Nation and the Georgian Bay Biosphere are working together on a multi-year project to enhance Lake Sturgeon protection, conservation, and recovery efforts in eastern Georgian Bay.

The objectives of this project are to:
(1) address knowledge gaps on spawning populations by bringing together Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and contemporary science;
(2) determine presence/absence of select spawning populations and identify habitat limitations and/or stressors; and
(3) develop a conservation plan for eastern Georgian Bay.

Nearest city or town: Eastern Georgian Bay
Project start date: August 1, 2019
End date: August 1, 2023

Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Steven Kell

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