Ecological Monitoring

The lands at rare and their proximity to urban development make them important sites for conducting ecological monitoring. This monitoring could not have been completed without the generous support of Environment Canada’s Science Horizons Youth Internship Program and Natural Resources Canada Science and Technology Internship Program. Science Horizons has allowed us to hire ecological monitoring interns to help us monitor salamanders, butterflies, benthic invertebrates, forest health, forest soils and tree lichens.

The following ecological monitoring protocols have been established at rare:

Click on any of the following to learn more about the rare ecological monitoring programs:

Benthic Invertebrates



Forest Health

Forest Soils



For more information on ecological monitoring at rare, please contact Jenna Quinn, Program Scientist – Research Priorities, Partnerships & Monitoring, at (519) 650-9336 x 111


rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
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