Oak Savanna

The Old Ausable Channel is adjacent to one of the most vulnerable ecosystems on the planet.  Oak Savannah is a globally rare ecosystem that is a transition between prairie grasslands and oak forests. Over 99% of the Oak Savannah in the world has been altered or destroyed. Through management, the Pinery Provincial Park has restored its Oak Savannah and protects nearly 50% of the remaining fragments of this type of ecosystem.