Scotch Bonnet Island and Mohawk Island National Wildlife Areas Management Plan: chapter 10

10 Collaborators

In order to meet goals for on-site survey and monitoring, address legislative or policy requirements, and contribute to landscape conservation to ensure ongoing protection for nationally important spaces, Canadian Wildlife Service-Ontario works with other departmental branches; other federal agencies; provincial, municipal and regional governments; Aboriginal peoples; non-governmental organizations; and individuals.

Collaborative arrangements are in place at each of these National Wildlife Area (NWA)s. The Canadian Wildlife Service has a formal collaborative arrangement with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to maintain navigational structures on Scotch Bonnet Island and adjacent to Mohawk Island. A formal agreement within the transfer agreement also permits Parks Canada Agency to access the lighthouse at Scotch Bonnet Island NWA.

Staff at the following institutions have undertaken avian and ecological research at one or both islands: the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, York University, McMaster University, Brock University, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Pennsylvania State University, University of Vermont, United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Informal arrangements have also been established with Environment and Climate Change Canada Wildlife and Landscape Science Directorate - Science and Technology Branch, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the United States Department of Agriculture - Wildlife Services, to monitor and share data on colonial waterbirds.

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