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How much Interior Forest is enough?

      The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card produced by the Muskoka Watershed Council features 8 different indicators of watershed health. Interior Forest is one of these indicators, categorized as a health indicator rather than a threat indicator as … Continue reading  

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Species at Risk: Protecting Our Biodiversity

      The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card produced by the Muskoka Watershed Council features 8 different indicators of watershed health. Species at risk are one of these indicators, categorized as a threat indicator rather than a health indicator.   Species at risk … Continue reading  

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Intruders in Muskoka: Invasive Species

  The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card produced by the Muskoka Watershed Council features 8 different indicators of watershed health. Invasive Species are one of these indicators, categorized as a threat indicator rather than a health indicator.   Invasive species are defined … Continue reading  

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Fragmentation: A Big Concern For Muskoka

  The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card released by the Muskoka Watershed Council features 8 different indicators of watershed health. Fragmentation is one of these indicators, categorized as a threat indicator rather than a health indicator.   82% of the … Continue reading  

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How Does a Changing Climate Impact Our Watershed?

    The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card produced by the Muskoka Watershed Council features 8 different indicators of watershed health. Climate Change is one of these indicators, categorized as a threat indicator rather than a health indicator.   Impacts … Continue reading  

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Total Phosphorus? Totally Cool!

  The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card produced by the Muskoka Watershed Council features 8 different indicators of watershed health. Total Phosphorus is one of these indicators, categorized as a health indicator rather than a threat indicator.   Phosphorus is … Continue reading  

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Calcium concentrations in our lakes: What do they mean?

  The 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card features eight different indicators of watershed health. Calcium concentration is one of these indicators, categorized as a health indicator rather than a threat indicator.   Calcium is an essential nutrient for all living organisms … Continue reading  

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Without bugs, much of the life in Muskoka’s lakes would diminish

  Muskoka Watershed Council’s 2018 Muskoka Watershed Report Card was launched in July. It features 8 indicators of environmental health: total phosphorus, calcium concentrations in lakes, benthic macroinvertebrates, species at risk, invasive species, climate change, interior forest and fragmentation.   … Continue reading  

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Measuring a Healthy Muskoka Watershed

    How is our changing climate impacting Muskoka?  What does calcium have to do with Muskoka’s environmental health? And what the heck are benthic macroinvertebrates?On July 19, Muskoka Watershed Council will be answering these questions and many more through the … Continue reading  

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Subwatershed Spotlight – Skeleton River Subwatershed

  Land: VULNERABLE Water: NOT STRESSED Wetlands: NOT STRESSED Biodiversity: VULNERABLE       Muskoka’s watersheds are comprised of 19 subwatersheds and all water in this region eventually flows into Georgian Bay.   The Skeleton River Subwatershed is 9,247 hectares … Continue reading  

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