Identification of Eco-Reaches of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands that have high biodiversity values
Discussion paper for SOLEC ’98. Environment Canada - US Environmental Protection Agency
In SOLEC ‘96, Maynard and Wilcox (1997) gave an overview of the distribution and status of coastal wetlands in the entire Great Lakes basin, summarizing the extent of wetland loss sustained by each lake or connecting river system, the types of natural and human-induced stressors that affect these wetlands, and their significant biotic features (Appendix 1). This paper builds on the work begun in SOLEC ‘96. The ultimate objective is to identify areas of the Great Lakes shoreline that contain high quality faunal habitat that could be identified as “Biodiveristy Investment Areas” (Holland and Reid 1996).