Members will recall that the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conducted a fish netting survey in August 2015, to evaluate the state of our fish populations. We published a brief initial summary of their findings last fall, in advance of their final report. The full report has now been produced, and is attached.
Wildlife and Nature
In August, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) conducted fish-netting tests in Waseosa. Their report is not expected to be available until mid-winter, however the MNRF has given us a brief summary of their results.
An updated and more precise depth map was created for the lake, and temperature and oxygen profiles were collected to compare to historic data and provide context for the netting results.
A year in the life of Lake Waseosa
Have you seen this thief?
- Red Foxes are common around the LWRA, but we have noticed increased activity over the past month, with numerous early morning sightings (especially on Thursday garbage mornings). One resident on N Waseosa has reported a confrontation with a neighbourhood domestic cat. Small pets face risks when off-leash in the wild: please take care! Have you noticed more foxes than normal this fall?
Update: We have received approval from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and a permit from the Ministry of Natural Resources to proceed with the in-water phase. This follows the previous MNR approval of the signage and on-shore replanting phase.
We live in bear country and sometimes we get to meet them nose-to-snout. Reports of encounters are becoming more common in this area. What to do if you encounter a bear?
IN AN IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY:
contact your local police force or dial 911
TO REPORT BEAR PROBLEMS: contact the Bear Reporting Line at:
1-866-514-2327 (TTY) 705 945-7641