Climate Change and the Lake Simcoe Watershed: A Vulnerability Assessment of Natural Heritage Areas and Nature-based Tourism - CCRR28

Summary

Climate change presents several challenges to planners and those responsible for managing natural heritage areas and providing nature-based recreational opportunities. We explore the vulnerability of natural heritage areas and nature-based recreation to climate change in the Lake Simcoe watershed in two ways. First, we examine the vulnerability of natural heritage areas to climate change using habitat projections for selected tree species. Second, we explore the vulnerability of nature-based tourism to climate change using ice fishing, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, and snowmobiling season lengths and provincial park visitation patterns.

Published Date: November 05, 2012
Publisher: Ontario Government, Ministry of Natural Resources
Author: Science and Information Resources Division

Details

Climate Change and the Lake Simcoe Watershed: A Vulnerability Assessment of Natural Heritage Areas and Nature-based Tourism - CCRR28
ISBN: 978-1-4606-0187-7   (PDF) 1.03 MB