ON Nature Summer 2005





ON_Nature_Summer_2005Departments
5 | This Issue SAFE PLACES
Is anywhere truly protected? By Victoria Foote

7 | In the Mail BORDER CROSSINGS

8 | Earthwatch
Mining-friendly provincial policy; PWC drivers run amok; let your children go au naturel

36 | Field Trip NATIVE GRASSES
By Dan Schneider and Peter Paulter

41 | Inside Ontario Nature
Meet our new executive director; tell us your Ontario Nature stories; our upcoming 75th anniversary

44 | Last Word REALITY CHECK
Why is the province going to build all those highways through the greenbelt? By Mark S. Winfield

 

Features
16 | ABOUT A NATURALIST
Beloved author of Last of the Curlews, Fred Bodsworth still writes everyday. his next book may be his most important one yet. By Krista Foss

20 | CALL OF THE WILD
All of us have a sacred place. Five of our best nature writers reveal theirs. By Kevin Callan, Margaret Carney, Douglas Hunter, Joanie McGuffin and Hap Wilson

26 | GREENPRINT: HOW CAN WE STOP THE SPRAWL
Beyond the greenbelt, urban hotspots expand and highways multiply. Is there a cure for sprawl? Ontario Nature’s strategy for a livable landscape By Helena Rusak

30 | LA MER DOUCE
Extraordinarily rich in biodiversity, and now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Georgian Bay is under siege from air pollution and unsustainable development By Douglas Hunter

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