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