Research forms the foundation of the OHI’s interests and focuses on science, policy, and performance as they relate to watershed management and headwater health.

Our first research initiative has morphed in to the on-going OHMapping project, found under Education, though it will also flow into additional Research and Best Practice efforts downstream.

Our current research effort is a mouthful, a concept paper on The Importance of Headwaters to Watershed Healthand why Ontario needs indicators of headwater health in watershed monitoring and reporting. 

A first draft was released in the spring of 2014, and a second in the fall, with the latter the subject of a presentation at the 2014 A. D. Latounell Conservation Symposium. Final comments closed on January 30, 2015, and we will release the final paper in the spring. Please click here to open the latest draft of the concept paper.