This data set was created to provide land use information on the Oak Ridges Moraine and is the basis for Ontario Regulation 140/02.
The data was digitized at 1:10,000 or better using 0.5 metre air photos, MNR, DMTI, Upper and Lower-tier Official Plans and digital vector layers.
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The Moraine has an enormous amount of biodiversity. There are:
- 1,171 plant species
- 125 species of moss
- 166 breeding bird species (and more through migratory seasons)
- 30 species of reptiles and amphibians
- 51 mammal species
- 73 fish species
- 74 species of butterflies
- 70 dragonflies and damselfly species
- 88 species are provincial or national species at risk and 466 are moraine rare (Canada as a whole has 71,500 species of plants and animals, with approximately 422 species at risk)
There are 72 life and earth science Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI’s) covering 15% of the moraine and 82 Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs)
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