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Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia humifusa) in Canada


The information, concepts and recommendations presented in this recovery strategy were developed by the Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus - Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannas Recovery Team. The background, ecosystem-based document that was the basis of this recovery strategy was researched and prepared for the recovery team by Melinda Thompson, Sam Brinker and Ken Ursic of Dougan & Associates Ecological Consulting Services, with extensive reviews, revisions and contributions by Vicki McKay, Recovery Team Chair and Species at Risk Recovery Specialist, Point Pelee National Park of Canada, Patrick Nantel, National Office, Parks Canada Agency (Parks Canada) and by Brian Hutchinson of the Ontario Service Center, Parks Canada.