3.4 Ecological Integrity
- Few opportunities are available to conserve minimally
disturbed landscapes, but there are potential restoration opportunities to
improve and increase habitat; native vegetation restoration along the upper
watershed channel corridor for streambank stability, erosion control, and
habitat connectivity; and urban forest preservation and restoration to increase
evapotranspiration and reduce runoff.
- Wetlands with high ecological value are present and those
wetlands and associated upland areas should be conserved to preserve their
values and create larger areas of ecological value.
- The Gleason
Lake fishery was last
surveyed in 1996 and revealed a panfish fishery that could be improved through
a piscavore stocking program.
- Eurasian water milfoil is present in the lake, as is
- An aquatic plant survey conducted for the Gleason Lake
Management Plan revealed a significant vegetative community dominated by