Oak Ridges Moraine: land use designations

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.

To view, click the link below:

https://www.javacoeapp.lrc.gov.on.ca/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home?uuid=4e23f1bd-ddc7-4075-941f-ad2a2260435b

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Quick Facts and Figures About Oak Ridges Moraine

Small Map of the Oak Ridges Moraine

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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