Saturday, October 13, 2012


Science and facts prevailed today when Nelson Aggregates’ proposed expansion into Mount Nemo in Burlington was dismissed.

Key factors for dismissal were the Jefferson Salamander and significant woodland:

The Jefferson salamander is a threatened species in Ontario. It received habitat protection under the PPS 1997 and 2005 as well as the Endangered Species Act, 2007. In 2005, MNR documented that the wetland and woodland regions of the Mount Nemo area are habitat for this species, which breeds in the woodland pools that extend onto the southern end of the Nelson property.

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