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January 31, 2008 Large Woodlands Conservation Cooperative Gina Varrin Coordinator.

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1 January 31, 2008 Large Woodlands Conservation Cooperative Gina Varrin Coordinator

2 A Collaborative Program Peterborough Field Naturalists Stewardship Councils Conservation Authorities Forest Gene Conservation Association Kawartha Heritage Conservancy Trent University Alongside other Initiatives

3 3 Year Outreach Program Working with local landowners Workshops Demonstration projects Information products Funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation

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9 Large Woodland Features Forest interior habitat Aquatic features – small wetlands; springs/seeps; vernal pools; streams Large woody debris Standing dead trees and cavity trees A diversity of trees species; Fruit and nut producing trees Stick nests and den trees

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17 Tree Species Diversity Pioneer species– poplar, cherries, white birch, white cedar, hawthorn, more recently Scots pine, buckthorn Followed by those species more tolerant of shade – pines, spruces, ashes, basswood, oaks Upland hardwood – hard maple, American beech, ironwood, hemlock, balsam fir

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19 Our Concerns Forest fragmentation Diminishing interior habitat, Forest health –invasive species and climate change Decreasing bio-diversity Lack of management, e.g. poor logging practices Threats to our natural heritage – headwater streams and wetlands, old growth, super canopy white pine, diversity of tree species

20 Photo: Copeland S Robinson

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25 Conserving Interior Get help from local organizations Work with your neighbours Practice good forestry when harvesting Connect woodlots using blocks not lines

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27 Urban Forest Speaker Series Peterborough Green-up Co-sponsors LWCC, KHC, PFN Wednesday Feb 6, March 5, April 2 Peterborough Public Library

28 Contact Information (705) ext. 7670


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