Flora & Fauna

The Escarpment is home to many unique plants and animals, The Niagara Escarpment and its associated corridor harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity within the State due to its unique bedrock structure and interactions with the groundwater system. Having both severe and highly moderated environments in close proximity. At least 241 rare and endangered species have been found living amongst its cliff faces and other unique habitats. While not considered endangered, other unique species and habitats such as ancient white cedar trees, bats, and remnant oak savannas also need protection.

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