Scotch Bonnet Island and Mohawk Island National Wildlife Areas Management Plan: chapter 9


9 Plan implementation

The management plan will be implemented over a 10-year period. Details of management plan implementation will be developed through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s annual work planning process, and will be implemented as human and financial resources allow.

The major action component of this plan consists of surveying, monitoring and review. Site inspections to both islands, combined with bird census data, will provide information to identify additional necessary management actions (e.g. signage, outreach), and to identify potential threats to wildlife and birds as well as the overall health of the colonial nesting bird colonies.

Table 5: Management plan implementation strategy 2015-2024 for Scotch Bonnet Island and Mohawk Island National Wildlife Areas
Activity 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025

Site inspection:

  • Maintain signs (replace/install) and public notices
  • Document and report number and nature of incidents of illegal activities
  • Review permits and collaborative arrangements, revise and renew as appropriate
  • Develop and implement plan to address health and safety risks
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Great Lakes decadal survey of breeding colonial waterbirdsa - Yes Yes - - - - - - -
Lower Great Lakes decadal survey of staging waterfowla - - - Yes - - - - - -

a Because decadal surveys are generally carried out over a three-year time period, it is difficult to indicate the year in which these sites would be surveyed. Different segments of shoreline are done each year. Scotch Bonnet Island would likely be done in a different year than Mohawk Island due to the different geographic locations.

9.1 Management authorities and mandates

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario, is responsible for site management of Scotch Bonnet Island National Wildlife Area (NWA) and Mohawk Island NWA.

9.2 Management plan review

This management plan will be reviewed and updated 5 years after formal approval by Environment and Climate Change Canada, and every 10 years thereafter. Significant new information may be appended to the document as required, to aid in site management and decision making.

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