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Lake Erie Sandspit Restoration Project

Parcs Canada – Parc national du Canada de la Pointe-Pelée


Agency Type

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat

Original Language
English, French

In support of Point Pelee National Park’s management plan and vegetation management objectives, active restoration of savannah habitat in Point Pelee National Park has been underway for 7 years.  Former savannah areas have been restored, through clearing of vegetation, prescribed fires, and planting of native plants, including several different species of milkweed.  Since 2011, 26.6 hectares (ha) have been manually cleared, a total area of 2.9 ha has undergone prescribed fires, and over 75,000 native wildflowers and grasses have been planted, including four species of native milkweed.  These open areas are ideal for monarch reproduction, during the summer months, and they provide essential food sources in the fall months during the butterflies’ migration.

  • Tammy Dobbie. 2016. Parks Canada. Personal communication.

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