This document was developed to provide the most up-to-date summary of information about the Niagara River’s remaining BUIs, provide guidance for applying specific delisting criteria, and identify the remaining priority actions and appropriate lead organization(s) involved in the RAP who will implement the activities for each impairment.
Partial assessment of the Degradation of Fish and Wildlife Populations BUI. This study examined the colonial waterbird populations and current trends in the Niagara River (Ontario) AOC. Results indicate that the relevant criteria have been met and that colonial waterbird populations are NOT IMPAIRED.
Canadian Data Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1304. Citation: Gaspardy, R.C., Barnucz, J., and Drake, D.A.R. 2020. Nearshore fish community assessment of the upper and lower Niagara River, 2015 – 2017. Can. Dat. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 1304: vi + 75 p.
Bird Studies Canada final project report to assess AOC wetland quality and enhance long-term volunteer monitoring within the region. The primary goal of this project was to integrate Marsh Monitoring Program bird and amphibian data with limnological and aquatic macroinvertebrate data to provide a multi-parameter assessment of wetland health for the Niagara River AOC to inform the current status of BUI #3 (Degradation of Fish…
Report on the Fish Barrier Project by the Niagara Restoration Council. For the first time, both private and public fish barriers were inventoried, assessed, and a grant program created to help in their removal. The project has exceeded the goal of removing 75% of the potential barriers to fish migration in the Niagara River watershed.