Publications

These publications focus on water protection for Georgian Bay and are intended to educate you, add to public knowledge and discourse, and help to inform decision-making. Our overall goal is to help to find and create real and long-lasting solutions to Georgian Bay water issues. Several of the publications are Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) funded and based on research excellence that has drawn national and international attention. Science is collaborative and we work with many different partners depending on the project. Learn more on GBF standards for research.

2014

18.8 B USD is the assessed cost of a do nothing structural approach to mitigate water level lows from climate change. (Council of the Great Lakes Region and Mowat Centre, GBF supported) Read more...

2016

GBF commissioned AECOM to report on structural options to stabilize future extreme water levels brought about by climate change. This is the executive summary of the project. If you would like a full copy of the entire report, please contact the Executive Director at executivedirector@gbf.org or call at 990-880-4945 ext. 1. Note: Originally named Managing Water Levels in the Great Lakes: The Search for New Solutions. Read the summary...

2015

GBF Report using Microbial Source Tracking to identify microbial contamination for the Township of Georgian Bay. Read more...

2014

The exclusive focus to high Phosphorus in blue-green noxious algae prediction is challenged in this GBF supported research: A novel model for cyanobacteria bloom formation: the critical role of anoxia and ferrous iron. (Molot and others). Read more...

2014

In 2011, Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) was asked to assist in developing a new program design to improve the Coastal Monitoring Program. Read more...

2014

Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. was retained by GBF in 2011 to review available information on the current state of water quality in several coastal areas of Georgian Bay. Read more...

2013

Historical Water Quality Trends in Georgian Bay Embayments fills the gap in background data from before European settlement, industry, and shoreline development to evaluate current conditions and recent observations in Honey Harbour. GBF funded. Read more...

2014

Health Professionals Advisory Board’s process to identify a small set of indicators that clearly link to the human health objectives of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 2012 to the IJC. Read more...

2014

Partnering with NASA, this report measures coastal wetland loss from recent prolonged low water levels that impacts native fish, birds, and water quality. GBF supported. Read more...

2015

Invasive Species- Dirty Dozen - Collingwood (and Greater Georgian Bay) . Produced by Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with Georgian Bay Forever, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Town of Collingwood Read more...

2015

Phragmites Management Outline for Wetlands. Produced by Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with Georgian Bay Forever, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Town of Collingwood Read more...

2015

Ornamental Grasses - Native vs. Non-Native. Produced by Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority in partnership with Georgian Bay Forever, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Town of Collingwood Read more...