Geography and the moderating effects of Lake Erie have allowed southern plants and animals to flourish at Point Pelee.

Research and monitoring
  • Turtles
  • Prothonotary warbler
  • Foxsnake hibernacula
  • Flying squirrels
  • Skink monitoring
Learn more about research and monitoring at Point Pelee National Park
Conserving and restoring ecosystems and habitats

Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannah (LESSS) is extremely rare in Canada. There are only a few other places outside of Point Pelee National Park in which they are found. The term “Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannah” is used to describe the sand dunes, dune shrub-lands, savannahs, and sand barrens generally found along the shoreline of Lake Erie’s major sand spit features.

  • Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannah
  • How is restoration done?
  • Savannah loving species
  • Where can you see LESSS?
  • Help

Controlled, intentionally lit fires are known as prescribed fires. Prescribed fires reduce fuel to lessen the severity of wildfires, release nutrients, encourage native seed germination, and allow for a mosaic of ecosystems that support diverse plants and wildlife.

Learn more about prescribed fires at Point Pelee National Park