Locate Your EcoDistrict

Locate Your EcoDistrict: native species for your area

Click on the map below to locate your EcoDistrict and download the Local Native Species List for your area. An ecodistrict is an area of land and water defined by its physical features, including bedrock, surface geology and topography as well as local climate patterns, due to e.g. lake effect, elevation and latitude. These features play a major role in determining patterns of species presence, association and the habitats that develop.


Provincial Land Classification & ELC Site-Districts Map —PLC_Ecodistricts

Definitions—click here

For more detail on definitions of Ontario’s ecozones, ecoregions, and ecodistricts click here.

Landowner Guide—download pdf

The Landowners Guide to the Native Woody Species of Southcentral Ontario provides more detail including:

  • What is a native species?
  • Why should you care about native species?
  • Describing your site
  • Is Your Site Native?
  • Describing Ontario’s forests
  • A Species List for Your Area
  • Choose species for planting projects
Download the Landowners Guide to Native Woody Species of Southcentral Ontario.