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Recovery Strategy for the Hill's Thistle (Cirsium hillii) in Canada
- Recommendation And Approval Statement
- Strategic Environmental Assessment Statement
- Recovery Feasibility Summary
- Executive Summary
- 1. Background
- 2. Recovery
- 3. References
- 4. Recovery Team Members
- Appendix A: Effects on the Environment and Other Species
- Appendix B: List of Hill's Thistle Sites
- Appendix C: Sites Where Hill's Thistle is Considered Extirpated
- Appendix D: Maps of Critical Habitat
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Personal Communication Sources:
Jarmo Jalava. Consulting Ecologist, Paisley, Ontario. firstname.lastname@example.org
Burke Korol. Ecologist, Ontario Parks, Central Zone, Huntsville, Ontario. email@example.com
Wayne Selinger. 2010. District Biologist, Manitoulin District, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Venn. Herbarium Curator, Dept. of Biology, University of Waterloo. email@example.com
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