Catling, P.M., V.R. Keibler, J., A. Orton-Palmer, and L. Ross. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources  |  101 S. Webster Street . Both prairie and fen habitat continue to be lost in Ontario, mostly due to indirect and direct human impacts (COSEWIC 2003). As is the case for many orchids, seed germination in this species is contingent on the establishment of a mutually beneficial relationship between the roots of the orchid and a soil-inhabiting fungus, known as a mycorrhizal association (Chang et al. Historical and current distribution of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid in Ontario. The decline of the western prairie fringed orchid was the result of conversion of its prairie habitat to cropland. Habitat. 2001. 2003. Suitable habitat for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid in Ontario is rare and has likely never been abundant; habitat is probably limiting for this species due to its very narrow habitat preference (COSEWIC 2003). Mycorrhizal fungi and cold assisted symbiotic germination of the federally threatened eastern prairie fringed orchid, Platanthera leucophaea (Nuttall) Lindley. 2007). Ontario Recovery Strategy Series. state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid The morphology of seed germination in Cymbidium dayanum Reichb (, Species at Risk: Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid, NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Virginia. Sharma, J., L.W. It is likely possible to mitigate or avoid some threats to this species, including significant threats such as: further conversion to agriculture, trampling, collection and recreational vehicle damage. The plant does not reach reproductive maturity until it is approximately three to seven years old (Keibler et al. This list was first published in 2004 as a policy and became a regulation in 2008. Fish and Wildlife Service. Lack of competition from trees and shrubs allows for open conditions with full sunlight, which the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid requires for optimal growth and flowering (Bowles 1993). Almost all of the established populations are found in fen and prairie habitats. Pollination and other insect interactions of the Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera leucophaea (Nuttall) Lindl.) In Pennsylvania eastern prairie fringed-orchid is limited to a few clusters of sites in the glaciated portions of the northeast and northwest and a few scattered sites … Since the mid-1990s, habitat has been actively managed, with significant response. Collection of plants by orchid enthusiasts or wildflower gardeners is a potential concern but has not been documented in Ontario. Penskar. These include Small White Lady’s-slipper (Cypripedium candidum), Pink Milkwort (Polygala incarnata), Skinner’s Agalinis (Agalinis skinneriana), Gattinger’s Agalinis (Agalinis gattingeri), Colicroot, Dense Blazing-star (Liatris spicata), Climbing Prairie Rose (Rosa setigera), Riddell’s Goldenrod, Willowleaf Aster (Symphyotrichum praealtum), Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii), Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata), Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii), Butler’s Gartersnake (Thamnophis butleri), Eastern Foxsnake (Elaphe (vulpina) gloydi), Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus), Grey Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens virens) and Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), as well as a variety of small mammals. Pollinator populations may be adversely affected by pesticides and loss of habitat (Bowles 1993). U.S.FWS Species profile about species listing status, federal register publications, recovery, critical habitat, conservation planning, petitions, and life history U.S. It is also found in open portions of calcareous wet-lands, such as fens, marshes, and bogs. Sieg, C.H., and R.M. Successional change represents a threat to populations of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid, as alterations to the community type and species composition make formerly suitable habitat less favourable. Government of Canada. Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario (COSSARO): The committee established under section 3 of the Endangered Species Act, 2007 that is responsible for assessing and classifying species at risk in Ontario. Helpppp Is On The Way!! Over the past several decades, a great deal of research has been undertaken on the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid in the United States (where the species is federally threatened). Scores for natural community associations are: "significant" association (score=3), "moderate association" (score=2) or the species can be present but is only weakly associated with the community (score=1). Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Kemptville, Ontario. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. The Endangered Resources Program has developed avoidance measures and management guidelines for plants on the Natural Heritage Working List. The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid is most threatened by the limited amount of appropriate habitat that is available to it, and the continued loss of that habitat through its conversion to cropland. Drought, can have drastic effects on population demography, which may limit the species. The recovery goal for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid is to prevent any further loss of populations and habitat and habitat functionality, to reverse the declining population trends at extant locations and to restore occurrences at historic sites, where appropriate, within the species’ Canadian range. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Fish and Wildlife Service. + appendices. Vitt, P. 2000. The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid is currently found in fens, along fluctuating limestone shoreline and in wet mesic prairie and old field habitat. Thompson, M. 2005. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid populations are sensitive to hydrological and successional changes. This could result in population extinctions at some sites, especially those that are more upland in character. The morphology of seed germination in Cymbidium dayanum Reichb (PDF, 819 KB). Maintenance of roads and rights-of-way through Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid habitat results in salt and other inputs (herbicides), the impacts of which are unknown. The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid requires full sunlight and little competition from surrounding vegetation, circumneutral soils and moist conditions. It is recognized that the critical habitat identified below is insufficient to achieve the population and distribution objectives for the species. The Government of Ontario has demonstrated its commitment to protecting the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid by It is recommended that areas with current or verified historic occurrences of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid be considered in the development of a habitat regulation, that the habitat boundaries be delineated at a site-specific level on the basis of habitat descriptions provided in this strategy, and that the habitat regulation be written such that it is flexible enough to immediately protect newly discovered occurrences, using a similar, site-specific approach. The results of the SEA are incorporated directly into the strategy itself, but are also summarized below in this statement. The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid’s rounded global status is Imperilled[3] (G2) (NatureServe 2009). Jr. 1987. Return to the table of contents - Appendix 3. Studies of Ontario populations of this plant indicate that those found in fens and around lake margins can fluctuate annually by thousands of plants (COSEWIC 2003). The population and distribution objectives established by Environment Canada for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid in Canada are to maintain the 16 populations that are believed to be extant, to reverse the declining population trends at extant locations and to restore occurrences at historic sites, if biologically and technically feasible, within the species’ Canadian range. The most common mycorrhizal associates for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid belong to the genus Ceratorhiza (Zettler et al. Unknown. Seed Viability and Germination of the Federal Threatened Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid Platanthera leucophaea (Nuttall) Lindley. ), Holy Grass (Hierochloe odorata), Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia), Culver's-root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Ironweed (Vernonia missurica), Eastern Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis hirsuta), Slender-leaved Agalinis (Agalinis tenuifolia), Skinner's Purple False Foxglove (A. skinneriana), Gattinger's False Foxglove (A. gattingeri), Sullivant's Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii), Small White Lady's-slipper (Cypripedium candidum), Small Yellow Lady's-slipper (C. calceolus var. Bowles, and K.A. Jacobs. Fens (peat-forming wetlands fed by groundwater), Fens dominated by Common Reed (Phragmites australis, Poor fen mats around lakes dominated by sphagnum moss (Sphagnum, Old fields with Canada Bluegrass (Poa compressa), Wooly Sedge (Carex pellita), rushes (Juncus, Open Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) - Tamarack (Larix laricina) peatland fens with sedges (Carex, Deep peat based organic soils in open graminoid fens with the following associated species: Wire Sedge, Yellow Sedge (Carex flava), Common Reed (Phragmites australis, Open Wire Sedge fen dominated by Sweet Gale and Marsh Fern (Thelypteris palustris), with the following associates: Bog Willow (Salix pedicellaris), Red-osierDogwood, Narrow-leaved Meadow-sweet, Swamp Birch (Betula pumila), Royal Fern, Bog Goldenrod, Marsh. To assist in determining future vegetation trends, photographs taken over the past 55 years should be analyzed and used to map changes in vegetation that have occurred in and around fen sites during that time. Fish and Wildlife Service 1999). The Province of Ontario led the development of the attached recovery strategy for the species (Appendix 3) in cooperation with Environment Canada and the Parks Canada Agency. Fresh-moist tallgrass prairie dominated by Fresh Water Cordgrass, Indian Grass, Big Bluestem, mountain-mints (Pycnanthemum spp.) Tallgrass Communities of Southern Ontario: A Recovery Plan. may prevent plant establishment and destroy mycorrhizal associations. Maintain and restore open habitat through selective clearing and brushing. ), low ericaceous shrubs and willows (Salix spp.). Robinson, S. pers. Fish and Wildlife Service, Barrington, Illinois. Endangered species are animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct. In Canada, populations of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid occur only in southern and eastern Ontario and are found in three main habitat types in Ontario, which comprise the definition of suitable habitat: The vegetation communities and soil conditions characteristic of these habitat types are detailed in Appendix 1, and are consistent with the description of habitat characteristics for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid as found in the Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) in Ontario (Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid Recovery Team 2010). Ideally, this would involve frozen, snow-covered ground. 2005, Case 1987, Bowles 1983); the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid can tolerate pHs of between 5.3 and 7.5 (Zambrana Engineering Inc. 1998). blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin and goldenrods, along with the following secondary species: Sullivant's Milkweed, Bushy Aster (Symphyotrichum dumosum), Field Thistle (Cirsium discolour), Eastern Yellow Star Grass, Four-flowered Loosestrife, Riddell's Goldenrod, Stiff Goldenrod and numerous other prairie indicator species. Southern Ontario bogs and fens off the Canadian Shield. The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid is adapted to fluctuations in water level, and it appears that the species can move back and forth along a gradient with fluctuating water levels. The federal, provincial, and territorial government signatories under the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk (1996) agreed to establish complementary legislation and programs that provide for effective protection of species at risk throughout Canada. and early development of dogwood (Cornus spp.) Evaluation should include the extent to which goals and objectives have been met. Success in the recovery of this species depends on the commitment and cooperation of many different constituencies that will be involved in implementing the directions set out in this strategy and will not be achieved by Environment Canada and Parks Canada Agency, or any other jurisdiction alone. A number of site-specific monitoring, management and planning initiatives have been undertaken across Ontario, although the monitoring protocol mentioned above has not necessarily been used for all projects since 2003. Standard monitoring methods implemented by 2010. Most Midwestern populations occur in silt-loam soils … Some management activities, including prescribed burns and control of invasive species using herbicides, have the potential to harm some species, at least in the short term. Brinker, S. pers. It appears that plants can withstand at least short-term flooding (1+ years), but the length of time they can survive prolonged flooding is not known. This orchid’s microhabitat has been described in Ontario as existing in three general areas: fens, tallgrass prairie and moist old fields (S. Brinker pers. Bedrock cultural thicket/swamp over sedimentary limestone with willows and dogwoods as dominants, including Meadow Willow (Salix petiolaris), Pussy Willow (Salix discolour), Red-osier Dogwood, Narrow-leaved Meadow-sweet, Purple Loosestrife, goldenrods, Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Swamp Milkweed, St. John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum), Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), Marsh Bedstraw (Galium palustre), Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota), Yellow Sedge, Inland Sedge (Carex interior), Timothy (Phleum pratense), spikerush (Eleocharis spp.) Extensive drying of soils at extant sites can result in dormancy of plants and, in some cases, mortality. Stewart, M.L. Bowles, M., R. Flakne, and R. Dombeck. 2001. A habitat regulation is a legal instrument that prescribes an area that will be protected as the habitat of the species. Thanks very much to Kristopher Lah of the Illinois U.S. To donate, visit the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin [exit DNR]. Bedrock cultural thicket/swamp over sedimentary limestone with willows and dogwoods as dominants including Meadow Willow (Salix petiolaris), Pussy Willow (Salix discolour), Red-osier Dogwood, Narrow-leaved Meadow-sweet, Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), goldenrods, Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Swamp Milkweed, Determine the ideal protection strategy (easement, acquisition, stewardship) for each site, Update or complete wetland evaluations and prairie community assessments to determine their significance and the potential for protection under the Provincial Policy Statement (, Provide habitat mapping and/or wetland and prairie community maps to municipalities and other planning agencies, Work with municipalities to adopt protection in official plans, other planning documents and municipal plan review processes, Work with municipalities to assist in preserving wetlands and in protecting lands adjacent to them. 2001, Bowles et al. The provincial recovery strategy contains the following recovery goal: The following information is also included in the provincial recovery strategy: The provincial recovery strategy states there are 21 extant populations; Environment Canada is considering there to be 16 extant populations (see Section 3.1). At present, accurate census information on populations of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid in Canada is incomplete. 1993. The role of disturbance should be investigated to guide the development of management prescriptions for maintaining adequate quantities of suitable habitat. Recovery Plan prepared for the U.S. comm. En3-4/109-2012E-PDF. Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Lansing, Michigan. 1992). Mycorrhizal fungi and cold-assisted symbiotic germination of the federally threatened Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid, Platanthera leucophaea (Nuttall) Lindley. Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) in Ontario. The recovery goal requires that populations of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid be maintained throughout the species’ currently known Canadian range - that is, at all 21 sites where it is believed to be extant. As such, Environment Canada identifies 16 extant populations (Figure 1). However, the Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre now lists 16 current or extant populations (ONHIC 2010). Leafy spurge has been controlled with a variety of herbicides (Lym 1998). Some aspects of the status and ecology of seven rare wetland plant species in the Chicago region of northeastern Illinois. Despite the apparently large number of occurrences, however, many of these populations are extremely small and may not be viable (Brownell & Catling 2000). In eastern Nebraska they are found in upland prairies and loess soils. Although this trail is used mainly in the winter when orchids are dormant, people have also been observed using ATVs on this trail (S. Thompson pers. Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid Recovery Team. 2012. Much of the habitat suitable for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid has been lost through conversion to cropland and pasture, resulting in a severe reduction in population numbers (Bowles 1993). Performance measures for evaluating recovery success, Protocorm or rhizome? Explore the use of other land incentives such as sacrament/easement options, ecogifts programs, Regulate species habitat under the provincial Endangered Species Act, 2007 (, Develop and apply habitat mapping guidelines to identify, describe and delineate habitat for protection, Identify and assess known threats at all extant sites, Work with owners/managers to develop site-specific management plans to address threats through management (, Monitor sites to assess the effects of actions, Adapt management in response to monitoring results, Report on management actions and outcomes, Identify appropriate zoning and activities in national and provincial park management and resource stewardship plans, Complete monitoring at sites and at intervals as prescribed by the monitoring protocol, Report monitoring results annually, and assess trends in populations, area of occupancy and habitat condition (threats) every five years, Use current knowledge of habitat to develop a GIS model of predicted occurrences in the historical range, Work with First Nations communities to survey known areas of potential habitat to determine the presence or absence of the species and locate new populations, Conduct field surveys in target areas over at least two field seasons to determine whether the species is present, Document any new occurrences of the species and submit all data to the, Use the findings of research on habitat requirements to refine the model, Support funding applications as opportunities arise, Identify sites with potential for habitat restoration (especially prescribed burns), Where feasible, conduct restoration, carefully monitor results and share information, Assess the need for reintroductions and identify targets as appropriate (, Prioritize historic sites for reintroductions, Develop site-specific reintroduction strategies, including identification of research needs (, Implement reintroduction strategies at high-priority sites, Identify audiences with the most potential for conservation (, Identify appropriate means of communicating with target audiences (. Wildlife Area Officer, St. Clair National Wildlife Area, Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service - Ontario. Site requirements | Accessibility | Legal | Privacy | Employee resources, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Fish & Wildlife Service 1999). Case, F.W. Hybridization between the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid and other species of the Platanthera genus may be a threat, as the hybrids may compete with parent plants for pollinators and lead to an increasingly diluted genome. The eastern prairie fringed orchid grows in tall-grass calcareous silt loam or moist sand prairies. Specific details about the ecological role of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid have not been described. Report to the U.S. Havens, K., and K. Bradford. The Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid in Canada consists of the: Addition to the Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) in Ontario. vi + 30 pp. 2000. Other less common associates includeSweet Gale, Northern Pitcher-plant, Bog Buckbean, Bog Rosemary, Sheep-laurel (Kalmia polifolia), Royal Fern, Twig Rush, cottongrass, Dragon's Mouth, Rose Pogonia, Spotted Joe-pye Weed, Boneset, Labrador Tea, Narrow-leaved Meadow-sweet, Bog Goldenrod, Rough Goldenrod, Red-osier Dogwood, Marsh Bellflower, blueberry (Vaccinium spp. Currently, a snowmobile trail bisects one of the populations in eastern Ontario. For enquiries, contact us. 1999). The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources posted the provincial recovery strategy for this species on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) website in 2009 for review and input by the general public. Globally, the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid has been recorded in only one Canadian province and 13 American states (figure 1). The best available data were used in the identification of sites meeting these criteria, including information compiled by the Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre, Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service, and the Parks Canada Agency. Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) Monitoring Report: Ecological Integrity Monitoring Program Report. Version 1.8. These are specific actions designed to avoid "take" (mortality) of this species. Young. Ohio is home to a number of endangered plant species, including the rare eastern prairie fringed orchid. Critical habitat for the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid is identified as the extent of contiguous suitable habitat (as described in Appendix 1) surrounding known occurrences of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid between 1990 and 2009. An occurrence of this orchid at Beaverdale Bog that had not been observed since the 1980s was found there in 2005. Eventually, increased nutrient loads could transform these open fen habitats into closed cattail marshes, shrub fens or thicket swamps, excluding the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid. Certain life history characteristics may also limit this orchid’s recovery. and other grasses, Old fields with Canada Bluegrass (Poa compressa), Woolly Sedge (Carex pellita), rushes (Juncus spp.) It is either Extirpated (SX) or Historically Documented (SH) from four of thirteen states and provinces in its range, and is ranked as S1 or S2 in the remainder (NatureServe 2009). Under the Species at Risk Act (S.C. 2002, c.29) (SARA), the federal competent ministers are responsible for the preparation of recovery strategies for listed Extirpated, Endangered, and Threatened species and are required to report on progress within five years. Deep peat-based organic soils in open graminoid fen dominated by sphagnum mosses, Wire Sedge, Coast Sedge (Carex exilis), Swamp Birch, Leatherleaf and Tamarack. Environment Canada has included an addition which completes the SARA requirements for this recovery strategy. Young. vi + 27 pp. Existing protocols should be modified as follows to capture the information needed and improve data consistency: Determine more accurately the actual population at each site, including both the number (s) of plants and the geographic extent of the population (s). 2007). 1999). American Midland Naturalist 145:168-175. in Wisconsin. Insufficient data exists to suggest total population numbers that would be meaningful or reliable. The recovery strategy does not necessarily represent the views of all of the individuals who provided advice or contributed to its preparation or the official positions of the organizations with which the individuals are associated. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Information concerning the location and extent of the remaining three populations is not well known and requires clarification in advance of critical habitat identification. Defining Western Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera Praeclara) Habitat Michael David Knudson Follow this and additional works at:https://commons.und.edu/theses This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the Theses, Dissertations, and Senior Projects at UND Scholarly Commons. The species requires full sunlight and is vulnerable to natural succession. Shallow peat and marl deposits over bedrock in open graminoid fen dominated by Fresh Water Cordgrass, Twig Rush, Switch Grass, Tufted Hairgrass, Little Green Sedge, Bald Spikerush (Eleocharis erythropoda), Common Sneezeweed, Silverweed (Potentilla anserina), Four-flowered Loosestrife, Rush Aster (Symphyotrichum boreale), Hooded Ladies'-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) and Blueflag. While drainage has been the greatest threat historically, flooding can also alter habitat and in some cases destroy it. Fort Snelling, Minnesota. PO Box 7921  |  Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921Call 1-888-936-7463 (TTY Access via relay - 711) from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Figure 1. EASTERN PRAIRIE FRINGED ORCHID So rare that its hawkmoth pollinators can no longer reliably find it, the eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) has depended on human volunteers to hand-pollinate it for the past 28 years. Clearly, the conservation and management of these habitats is expected to benefit many species dependent on them. Content (excluding the cover illustration) may be used without permission, with appropriate credit to the source. An evaluation and prioritization of populations of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid has been undertaken to inform recovery actions (Brownell 2002). Bowles, M.L. Citizen scientists and biologists at the National Fish and Wildlife Service have stepped in to do the work of pollinators by using toothpicks to transfer pollinia between flowers in order to fertilize them. The vegetation communities on these cobble shores conform to the descriptions of fen vegetation in Appendix 1 (J. Haselmayer, pers. 2002. Starbuck. and Cypripedium candidum Muhl. Additional possible threats are hybridization and inbreeding due to small population sizes. Common Name (population): Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid. These habitats are not stable and tend to support short-lived populations that decline rapidly as succession by woody vegetation occurs. Common Reed is known to be severely threatening populations of this orchid species in Kent County and is encroaching on the population at Minesing Swamp (Haggeman 2004, S. Robinson pers. Eastern prairie fringed orchid is found in moist alkaline and lacustrine soils. Relationships between soil characteristics, distribution and restoration potential of the federal threatened Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid, Platanthera leucophaea (Nutt.) Its foliage and nectar are probably a source of food for herbivores and pollinators such as the species of hawkmoth that pollinates it. All Canadians are invited to join in supporting and implementing this strategy for the benefit of the Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid and Canadian society as a whole. Lindl. The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) is a tall perennial orchid that has been documented in Canada at only 32 sites in Ontario, of which only 21 are believed to be extant. The George Lake population borders land managed by the Chippewas of Nawash and the Chippewas of Saugeen, and both of these groups have become respected partners in local conservation. ), particularly Wire Sedge (C. lasiocarpa), and Livid Sedge (C. livida), sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp. The extremely narrow habitat preference of this orchid means that the quantity of suitable habitat available to it is very low. 2001, Sharma et al. Accessed February 9, 2009. In 2007, this orchid was discovered at a new location in the Windsor area. The Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid is listed as an endangered species under the ESA which protects both the plant and its habitat. Prairie white-fringed orchid is a globally rare plant (listed as US Threatened; WI Endangered) that is restricted to high quality prairie and fen remnants in only a few of Wisconsin's ecological landscapes. Identify high-priority private sites and secure them through conservation easements, stewardship agreements or land acquisition, Work with municipalities and other planning agencies to protect habitat and populations through municipal land use planning processes and the Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP), or other land incentive programs, Encourage the OMNR to undertake the legal protection of this species and its habitat, Develop and implement management actions to maintain or increase populations at extant locations, Ensure that protection and recovery approaches are identified in management plans for all federal, provincial and municipal lands, Develop and implement a monitoring program to assess changes in populations and habitats over time, Conduct surveys to locate new populations, Assess and summarize existing knowledge of the species and identify research needs for Ontario populations to inform recovery efforts and support adaptive management approaches, Investigate the feasibility of reintroducing populations to historic habitats, Provide information to stakeholders to increase awareness of this orchid. 2004. 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