This lecture is a presentation on the Great Lakes dunes, Southern Ontario prairies and savannahs, Northwestern Ontario prairies and savannahs, and alvars. The presentation will include habitat photos, and the plants that grow in these areas.
Wasyl Bakowsky is the Community Ecologist for the Natural Heritage Information Centre. The centre manages data about the location of species of conservation concern, plant communities, wildlife concentration areas, and natural areas in Ontario. Wasyl complies information on rare plant communities, as well as exemplary examples of communities which are not rare, such as old growth forests. Compiled information includes plant community descriptions, species lists, and digitized polygons. This information is used for biodiversity conservation planning, environmental assessments and natural resource management.