JUNE 14, 2013
A team of scientists identified 210 species at Wolf Lake, including two bird species at risk. The Wolf Lake old-growth red pine forest, the largest survivor in the world, is threatened by mining, a focus of public opposition.
“We strongly urge that no further industrial disturbance be permitted to this ecosystem," said old-growth expert Peter Quinby.
“Any further industrial disturbance risks degrading the scientific value of this irreplaceable ecosystem before we have uncovered its storehouse of ecological information.”
During the study conducted last year, scientists found a high
diversity of lichens and extraordinary red pine regeneration, turning
conventional wisdom on its head.
During the study conducted last year, scientists found a high diversity of lichens and extraordinary red pine regeneration, turning conventional wisdom on its head.
Among the species found were 47 lichens, 84 plants, 6 aquatic invertebrates, 10 reptiles and amphibians, 60 breeding birds, and at-risk Canada warbler and common nighthawk.
REPORT: Wolf Lake species (PDF)
VIDEO: Wolf Lake in time lapse
Followup Dec 13: Not a done deal
EXTERNAL WEBSITE: Wolf
EXTERNAL WEBSITE: Wolf Lake Coalition
JUNE 14, 2013
JUNE 13, 2013
Harold Keevil produced a captivating time-lapse video of wildlife on a pond off Sharp Rock Inlet. He used a remote camera, placed on a wildlife trail, that was triggered by a motion detector during the day and a heat sensor at night.
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