There are a variety of ecological communities present on the lands of the Ignatius Old-Growth Forest. Meadows, thickets, wetland, creek, swamp, deciduous and mixed forest all provide important habitat for an increasing diversity of wildlife, as well as life we do not necessarily see, such as bacteria and fungi. The life not seen is sometimes more important in maintaining the integrity of these ecological communities and thus cannot be forgotten.
Understanding as much as we can about the relationships between ecological communities and their residents helps develop conservation strategies and influences how we go about carrying out ecological restoration initiatives. This work can also be influenced by species that are rare or are listed by the Canadian government as species at risk. The project is home to a number of species that are listed locally and regionally as species of special concern and one that is listed as endangered.
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