Analyzing the Resistance Values of the 401 Highway to Wildlife Movements in the Thousand Islands Section of the Algonquin to Adirondack Corridor and Thousand Islands Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve

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Analyzing the Resistance Values of the 401 Highway to Wildlife Movements in the Thousand Islands Section of the Algonquin to Adirondack Corridor and Thousand Islands Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve

Don Ross - 2004

Organization: Algonquin to Adirondack Collaborative

Location: Gananoque, Ontario

Abstract:

The Algonquin to Adirondack Conservation Association, with a view to restoring and enhancing connectivity of this landscape, needs to document and understand the threats and opportunities related to connectivity. Perhaps the most significant and problematic barriers to the corridor are the roadway barriers of the 401 Highway and the urban barrier of the Town of Gananoque, especially related to the Gananoque River at the 401 Highway. It is apparent from various landscape mapping work that an important section of the A2Acorridor in this region is the Gananoque River watershed and other forest and wetland connectors. The effectiveness of corridors , however, is seriously impaired by the physical barriers of development and roadways within just a few kilometres of the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Therefore, a vital step in the process of enhancing and restoring the connectivity from the Algonquin to Adirondack parks regions is to develop an understanding of the nature and complexity of the barriers, and to determine scenarios and models of cooperation which may help to overcome them.

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Document Type: justification to mitigate
Project Type: fencing underpass
Infrastructure Asset: existing roadway medium underpass small underpass
Fauna: small mammals reptiles amphibians