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​Stewardship Priorities and Opportunities Tool (SPOT)

spot-map-thumb.jpgSPOT is a web-based mapping tool that helps interested organizations and partners choose where to complete restoration projects within the Lake Simcoe watershed.

The interactive map uses monitoring data to prioritize locations and projects that would achieve the greatest benefit to watershed health.

Project types fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Aquatic: improve fish habitat
  • Terrestrial: increase forest cover
  • Low Impact Development (LID): apply LID techniques to manage stormwater

Launch SPOT Map Viewer

Follow the link to launch the SPOT Map Viewer. (Log-in and password required)

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Please allow up to 48 hours to activate your secure log-in.

Credit: This tool was developed with the technical advice and support from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Ontario Streams, York Region and Kawartha Conservation. Funding generously provided by the MOECC. Special thanks to MNRF staff for piloting an approach to prioritizing terrestrial stewardship opportunities.

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this map are the views of LSRCA and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province of Ontario.