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Pelee Island Research Webinar

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The aftermath of the prescribed burn 2019

Ontario Nature’s Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve, located on Pelee island, protects globally rare habitat, including open alvar. To restore open alvar habitat and prevent further encroachment of woody vegetation, we conducted a prescribed burn project beginning in 2018 with researchers and partner organizations. Over the past three years, researchers have monitored various species at risk on lands owned by Ontario Nature, Nature Conservancy of Canada and Essex Region Conservation Authority to determine the effects of the prescribed burn on species at risk.

Join our conservation staff, partners and researchers, for a FREE webinar discussing the results of this restoration project.


During this 1.5-hour webinar, you’ll learn about the unique ecosystems found on Pelee Island, restoration projects on conservation lands, and research to assess the effects of these projects on species at risk such as snakes, gastropods, bees and plants.


Caroline Schultz, Ontario Nature, Executive DirectorCaroline Schultz,
Executive Director
Ontario Nature

The webinar will be hosted by Caroline Schultz who has directed Ontario Nature’s programs and operations since 2005. Previously, she served as conservation director for the Canadian Nature Federation for 10 years, leading the organization’s national advocacy, science and stewardship programs.


Smera Sukumar holding a snapping turtleSmera Sukumar, MSc.
Nature Reserves Manager
Ontario Nature




Emma Horrigan, headshot

Emma Horrigan, MSc.
Conservation Projects and Education Manager
Ontario Nature




Ryan Wolfe, MSc. Candidate
Ecologist- Herpetology and Conservation
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

Jill Crosthwaite, MSc.
Coordinator, Conservation Biology, Southwestern Ontario subregion
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Marc W Cadotte, PhD.
Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Toronto- Scarborough

Scott MacIvor, PhD.
Community Ecologist
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto- Scarborough

Jennifer McCarter, MSc.
Terrestrial and Wetland Biologist
Natural Resource Solutions Inc.

Annegret Nicolai, PhD.
University of Rennes 1, France


February 2
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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