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Natural Areas Report: KING-VAUGHAN WETLAND COMPLEX

Area Id: 3860 Area Type: WET
Alias(es):
Size (ha): 39.1 Significance Level: Provincial

Site District:
Counties:
YORK
Topographic Maps:
30M/13

UTM Centroid: 17 619800 4863500
Decimal Latitude/Longitude: 43.9168771169063   -79.50769092156

Description: A Provincially significant wetland complex, made up of 23 individual wetlands, on the Oak Ridges Moraine, composed of two wetland types (83.4% swamp, 16.6% marsh) (Giza and Kwik, 1990).

Vegetation: Dominant Vegetation Forms (Giza and Kwik, 1990): 27.8% deciduous trees, 17.8% dead trees, 34% tall shrubs, 0.87% dead shrubs, 12.2% narrow-leaved emergents, 3.73% robust emergents, and 3.53% free-floating plants; Vegetation Communities (Giza and Kwik, 1990): One form M1: narrow-leaved emergents- Phalaris arundinacea; M3: robust emergents- Typha spp.; Two forms M4: free-floating plants- Lemna minor; Typha spp.; S1: tall shrubs- Cornus stolonifera, Salix spp.; Typha spp.; S2: tall shrubs- Salix spp., Ilex verticillata; Lemna major, Lemna minor; Three forms M5: free-floating plants- Lemna major, Lemna minor; Salix spp.; Salix spp., Cornus stolonifera; S3: tall shrubs- Salix spp., Cornus stolonifera; Impatiens capensis, Aster spp.; sedges, Equisetum spp.; S4: tall shrubs- Acer rubrum, Acer saccharinum; low shrubs- Acer rubrum, Acer saccharinum; Onoclea sensibilis, Impatiens capensis; S5: narrow-leaved emergents- grasses; Salix spp.; Typha spp., Scirpus spp.; S6: tall shrubs- Cornus stolonifera, Spiraea; Fraxinus nigra, Betula papyifera; Impatiens capensis, Onoclea sensibilis; S7: tall shrubs- Salix spp., Cornus stolonifera; Calla palustris, Sium suave; Lemna spp., Mnium punctatum; Four forms M7: narrow-leaved emergents- grasses; Salix spp., Cornus stolonifera; Alisma plantago-aquatica; Lemna major, Lemna minor; M8: robust emergents- Typha spp.; Salix spp., Spiraea, Cornus stolonifera; Phalaris arundinacea; Lemna minor; S8: deciduous trees- Acer rubrum, Acer saccharinum; Solanum spp., Cornus stolonifera; Anemone canadensis, Impatiens capensis; Lemna major, Lemna minor; S9: tall shrubs- Salix spp., Spiraea alba; low shrubs- Spiraea alba, Salix spp.; Impatiens capensis, Lysimachia thrysiflora; sedges, grasses; S10: dead deciduous trees; sedges, grasses; Typha spp., Scirpus pp.; bidens, Sium suave; Lemna spp.; S11: deciduous trees- Acer saccharinum, Acer rubrum; tall shrubs- Acer saccharinum, Alnus rugosa; Impatiens capensis, Onoclea sensibilis; Caltha palustria, Anemone canadensis; S12: deciduous trees- Acer saccharinum, Acer rubrum; dead hardwoods; Sium suave, Alisma plantago-aquatica; Lemna spp.; S13: deciduous trees- Acer saccharinum, Acer rubrum; tall shrubs- Acer saccharinum, Acer rubrum; low shrubs- Acer saccharinum, Acer rubrum; Anemone canadensis, ferns; S14: dead shrubs; Salix spp.; grasses; Alisma plantago-aquatica; S15: tall shrubs- Salix spp., Cornus stolonifera; sedges; Lythrum salicaria; Lemna spp.; S16: tall shrubs- Salix spp., Cornus stolonifera; grasses; bidens, Calla palustris; Lemna spp.; S19: tall shrubs- Salix spp.; grasses; Typha spp.; Lemna spp.; Five forms M10: narrow-leaved emergents- grasses, sedges; Solanum spp., Acer rubrum; dead deciduous trees; Impatiens capensis, sedges; Lemna major, Lemna minor; S17: deciduous trees- Acer rubrum, Acer saccharinum; Salix spp., Cornus stolonifera; Solanum spp., Acer rubrum; Impatiens capensis, Onoclea sensibilis; Sium suave, Alisma plantago-aquatica; S18: tall shrubs- Salix spp., Cornus stolonifera; Solanum spp.; Sium suave, Alisma plantago-aquatica; Lemna major, Lemna minor; Potamogeton spp.;

Landform: Soils (Giza and Kwik, 1990): 100% clays, loams or silts; Site Type (Giza and Kwik, 1990): 30.7% isolated and 69.3% palustrine (permanent or intermittent outflow);

Representation:

Management Agency:


Minimum Elevation: Maximum Elevation:

References

IdCitation
12272 Giza, L. and D. Kwik. 1990. Wetland Data Record and Evaluation- King-Vaughan Wetland Complex. June 21, 22 & 27, 1990. Second Edition. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Manuscript. 22 pp + 1 map + 8 pp supplement.

 
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