Minesing Swamp

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Minesing Swamp

  • Country: 
    Canada
  • Site number: 
    865
  • Area: 
    6,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    31-10-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    44°23'N 80°52'W
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Overview

Minesing Swamp. 31/10/96; Ontario; 6,000 ha; 44°23'N 080°52'W. Area of Natural and Scientific Interest, Provincially Significant Wetland. Southern Ontario's largest and most diverse wetland, consisting of boreal wetland and deciduous bottomland vegetation complexes. The swamp's hydrology provides for an interconnected network of swamps, fens, bogs and marshes. A diverse flora and fauna are present, consisting of species rare or near the limits of their geographical range. The site is important for staging thousands of migratory waterfowl. One of Ontario's largest white-tailed deer populations winter in the swamp, which includes the largest pure stand of silver maple in the province. An important area for recreation and tourism. The swamp plays an important role in moderating floods. Ramsar site no. 865. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Ontario

  • National legal designation: 
    • area of national and scientific interest
    • class1 prov. significant wetl
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2001

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