HIGH PARK NATURE
HIGH PARK STEWARDS
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High Park Woodland & Savannah Management Plan pdf (City of Toronto report, 2 mb)
Maps from High Park Woodland & Savannah Management Plan
High Park Management Plan maps (pdf) (City of Toronto report, 1.3 mb)
ANSI Report - A Botanical Inventory and Evaluation of the High Park Woodlands, S. Varga, 1989 pdf
PARKS PLAN - The 2013-2017 Parks Plan was adopted by City Council on May 7, 2013.
City of Toronto's Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan - Environmental Assessment Study relating to Ellis Ave./Grenadier Pond projects:
City ravines page: additional downloads re: Forestry Facts & Native Plant Lists, and Invasive Species Management.
City High Park page for general information about High Park.
High Park Quarterly For five years, from Spring 1994 to Winter 1998, this magazine documented a very fertile period of restoration and community involvement in High Park. Articles also deal with park history, etc. Check it out!
Toronto Municipal Code - Parks: rules about behaviour in Toronto parks, e.g. not removing any plant material, not releasing animals into the park.
Livegreen Toronto contains a wide variety of groups, activities, awards, grants and activities to improve the environmental health of the city.
Toronto Community Stewardship Program: information on other city stewardship volunteer groups.
How-to Connect with Nature in the Park A Tool Kit prepared by Park People on ways to get involved in stewardship and the protection of nature in Toronto.
Toronto Ravines and Urban Forests by Jason Ramsay-Brown, 2015 Now available
Special places: the changing ecosystems of the Toronto region, 1999
HTO: Toronto's water from Lake Iroquois to lost rivers to low-flow toilets, 2008
Urban parks in Ontario, part I : origins to 1860, by Wright, J. R., 1983
Urban parks in Ontario, part II : the public park movement, 1860-1914 by Wright, J. R, 1983
Who goes to the park, by Warabé Aska, Tundra Books, 1984
Woodlot Biodiversity, 2nd edition, Newmaster Publishing, 2013. This edition contains over 580 pages, providing a field guide to over 500 species found in woodlots in Ontario and adjacent states within the USA. Although the book focuses on woody plants it also includes many common herbs, ferns, mosses lichens, birds and mammals.
The once and future Great Lakes country : an ecological history, by John Riley. A history of environmental change in the Great Lakes region.
Download the Jewel Brochure An introduction to the natural features and restoration programs of High Park
Ask at your local Toronto Public Library for these free guidebooks on the biodiversity of Toronto. Download here.