Large base map for marsh bird breeding surveys is nearing completion. Next step is to start the digitizing of bathymetry maps in order to create shaded relief within the lake itself. Locations of the surveys and marsh bird occurrences have not been included on this basemap due to the potential sensitivity in nature.
Relief shading on the Oak Ridges Moraine has been accentuated and other relief has been minimized to smooth out the large amount of drumlin occurrences. Bathymetry shading for Rice Lake will be digitized from digital nautical charts for cartographic purposes only.