Crabbes River (Photo by M. Dembeck)

Crabbes River (Photo by M. Dembeck)

NCC team completes important wetland research

Forteau Coast in Labrador (Photo by L. Notzl)

Forteau Coast in Labrador (Photo by L. Notzl)

This summer, NCC staff worked with some of our conservation partners in Newfoundland and Labrador (Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Stewardship Association of Municipalities and the NL Department of Fisheries and Land Resources) to calibrate an ecosystem services protocol for the province’s wetlands.

Recognizing that not all wetlands are equal, this tool, developed by Dr. Paul Adamus, provides a way to assess and compare the relative function of different wetlands. The purpose of this is to support informed land management and decision making. 

The NCC team visited a variety of wetlands on NCC properties to answer a series of questions on wetland functions, from carbon storage and pollinator habitat, to public use and recognition. Once the information from all calibration sites has been compiled, this tool will be ready to use for assessment across the province.

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