Just added a few links worth checking out:
- The ELC manual for Southern Ontario is now free online: Conservation Ontario has posted the Ecological Land Classification (ELC) Manual for Southern Ontario Manual in PDF and related ELC Training Course links
- The Land Between Report (McMurtry et al. 2008). The final report on fieldwork in selected areas of, well, "The Land Between". I'm still getting used to the name, but, I like that it's easier than saying: "you know, that central Ontario Paleozoic (young limestone/dolomite) - Precambrian (ancient granite/ gneiss) contact zone "complex ecological transition zone" / "ecotone" / ELC buffet and acidophile-> calciphile 2-for-1 plant show + a few Atlantic Coastal Plain species, that goes from Georgian Bay -> Kingston / the Frontenac Axis?" ...yeah, definitely easier than saying that. BTW: this paper "The Land Between - An Overlooked Ecotone in Southern Ontario" from 2003, is still a good a intro / primer.
- Rare Vascular Plants of Ontario 4th ed. Mike Oldham and Sam Brinker (love the photos!)
- Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) database search and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency search. The info you can find in these is up to the imagination. I've used them to find known soil contaminants on a rescue site; current public consultation schedules; and small local tallgrass prairie restorations (by searching for burn applications by county) :)
- I'm re-posting The Ontario Urban Forest Scrapbook I: and the 'Forests' Remain: the land, forests, people, individuals and organizations that shaped the Ontario urban forests. 3rd rev. edition, by Willem A.G. Morsink. Ontario Urban Forest Council. 2000, because it moved, and, because it's an awesome read too :)