In the recently published five year review of the Forest Management Guide by the Ontario, Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, ACR science was used as the “subject expert” on subject of nesting herons. The Ministry solicited management recommendations from ACR's conservation science staff, then incorporated several recommendations for conserving biodiversity at the stand and site scales, including:
- Use the most recent nest record data to refine (if necessary) the critical breeding period to reflect changes in nesting behavior as a result of climate change. Ensure that the defined period adequately reflects annual variation.
- Reassess whether the coarse filter direction for aquatic features maintains key foraging habitats for herons.