This program is a network of one-hectare plots, which demonstrate the effectiveness of local monitoring and reporting of environmental change in long-term forest biodiversity monitoring programs. Community groups are helped to establish their own one-hectare forest plot and taught to measure locally and report globally. This is an international program that uses standardized methods to better understand global ecology.
This is a project created to hire and train local youth under supervision to maintain and enhance natural areas by learning the protocols to remove invasive species, inventory the remaining native species and their regeneration followed by a fall event of community planting of native species to restore the area. Data collected tracks the growth and health of the trees.
Climate Change Adaptation Workshops
ACER has been hosting climate change adaptation workshops in partnership with Greening Niagara. These involve fall Community Mapping Workshops and winter Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) workshops. These workshops are a part of a three year project 2013-2016 funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
To view more information on each workshop, click on the report.
The 2015 HIRA workshop was held on Feb. 6th, 2015 at Stokes Community Village. See more info on this webpage.
Community Solutions in a Changing Climate
Hosted by Humber College, the symposium attendees met with students and teachers involved in measuring and reporting changes in biodiversity and work with Canadian climate change Nobel Prize winning scientists.
See the following link for more information: Community Solutions in a Changing Climate