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Seasons Magazine Summer 2003

Seasons Magazine Summer 2003

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Saying Goodbye: After five and a half years, it’s time for a new view. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Reporting on the OLL; the decline of the goblin fern; species-at-risk list grows; alarming decrease in the number of boreal bird species; profiling bad fish; on the […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 2003

Seasons Magazine Spring 2003

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Wilderness with rules. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch That’s one cool rock; barrier-free wilderness; Ouellette’s miscue; natural garden pest controls; Marshfield Woods saved; court supports Grey County group on groundwater extraction; Ontario’s species championed by provincial auditor; outdoor education is endangered. 15 | The Seasoned Pro […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 2002

Seasons Magazine Winter 2002

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Big, black birds: Why do we like some animals and not others? By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Teenagers can take action; giant swallowtails overwinter in Niagara; salamanders count on trees; the dirt on road salt; saving the Carden Alvar; province may loosen logging rules; builder makes […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 2002

Seasons Magazine Autumn 2002

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Front porch wildlife viewing: Wildlife watching at home has its own rewards. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Ontario Living Legacy parks; protecting Lake Superior’s waters; monarchs will recover from Mexican freeze; what’s a tree worth. 13 | The Seasoned Pro For the love of turtles: Biologist […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 2002

Seasons Magazine Summer 2002

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Canoe trip: How my four-year-old weathered two days of rain in Bon Echo. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Site protects rare species; tracking turtle smugglers; keeping mosquitoes away naturally; Canada fails to protect nests; turn off your car engines; Ontario curriculum not green enough; lawn pesticide […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 2002

Seasons Magazine Spring 2002

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House ‘Tis the season when familiar creatures, including magazines, are seen in a new light. By Nancy Clark 8 | Earth Watch Birding in the Arctic; Algonquin wolves safe for now; reptiles need help; baby bird rescues; trees to brag about; walking in poets’ footsteps. 15 | The Seasoned […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 2001

Seasons Magazine Winter 2001

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House What’s wrong with being passionate? By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Puddles need protection; birds decline in Pickering forest; what’s happening with the Oak Ridges Moraine; Mid-Niagara Peninsula highway threatens returning species; Pelee Island nature refuge; Newmarket wetland saved; watchdog cites weak government performance; planning better for […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 2001

Seasons Magazine Autumn 2001

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House My own private Kyoto: How I plan to stop driving my car – at least not as much. By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Not-so-smart growth; battles to watch; moraine development freeze; seed source matters; Ontario land trusts growing; Dombind’s never-ending saga. 17 | This Season A […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 2001

Seasons Magazine Summer 2001

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House The Globe and Mail wants me to build in the woods. By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Proposed quarry threatens endangered loggerhead shrike; tearing up the wilderness; water extraction may suck wetland dry; coastal habitat menaced by logging road; mother of the marsh: Fran Westman; Atlas off […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 2001

Seasons Magazine Spring 2001

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House FON celebrates 70 years. By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Conservation reserves need better protection; Algonquin wolf under threat; Simcoe ANSIs: death by a thousand cuts; no mining at Mellon Lake; logging road through Bruce forest stalled; Carolinian Canada’s big picture; Presqu’ile Park Plan released – at […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 2000

Seasons Magazine Winter 2000

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House The Christmas Bird Count: a family legacy. By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Roadwork threatens rare species in conservation reserve; saving Toronto’s old-growth; important bird areas dedicated; golf course to be built in Marshfield Woods; the waiting game. 16 | This Season Biologist Chris Jones mucks around. […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 2000

Seasons Magazine Autumn 2000

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Calling all nature writers. By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Quarry threatens conservation reserve; don’t shoot; Oak Ridges Moraine: Queen’s Park does nothing; proposal subdivision too close to Awenda; logging underwear; have you seen off-road ATV damage? 18 | This Season Ben Cheechoo wants natives and non-natives […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 2000

Seasons Magazine Summer 2000

DEPARTMENTS 4 | View from Locke House Are you afraid of the dark? By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Stand-off on the Oak Ridges Moraine; let’s go frog watching; conservation authorities consider golfing proposals; conservancy buying up Algoma Highlands; Feds to provide some protection for species-at-risk; who will protect Ontario’s species-at-risk? 17 | This […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 2000

Seasons Magazine Spring 2000

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Why I Love Birds. By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch The battle to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine; proposed highway threatens wetlands; remembering a friend of the bluebird; the return of the elk; RCGA drops plans to build in Bronte park; development opposed at Riley Lake; FON […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 1999

Seasons Magazine Winter 1999

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Who knew we had reserves? By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch A deadly harvest for monarch butterflies?; kids interact with nature at the ROM; group advocates better wolf protection; coalition fights for Richmond Hill Moraine; naturalists rescue rare praire. 17 | This Season Veteran activist Bruce Hyer […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1999

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1999

DEPARTMENTS 5 | View from Locke House Holding back the concrete at Leslie and the 401. By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Picton watershed saved; after Lands for Life: what now?; Rondeau Bay kept clean; reduce emissions: car share; compost this; 31 additional species now at risk; Lyme disease vaccine approved; Pickering signs easement […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 1999

Seasons Magazine Summer 1999

DEPARTMENTS 5 | In This Issue The birth of new parks, but the slow demise of conservation areas? By Nancy Clark 6 | Earth Watch Forest Accord underpins Lands for Life deal; Ottawa risks species-at-risk; Arnprior residents bid for old-growth forest; survey suggests decline in forest birds; efforts to save softshell turtle slow but steady. […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 1999

Seasons Magazine Spring 1999

DEPARTMENTS 5 | In This Issue Volunteers. A vital investment in times of change. By Graham Bryan 6 | Earth Watch New wildlife act in place; spring bear hunt cancelled; wolves threatened in Pukaskwa; Creditview Wetland bought from developers; Rouge tributary protected under “historic” accord; grapes, not cottages. 19 | This Season Elementary school teacher […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 1998

Seasons Magazine Summer 1998

DEPARTMENTS 5 | In This Issue  Summer vacation and the living is, well…By Nancy Clark 6 | EarthwatchVanishing leopard frogs; close-proximity birding; Conservation Authority woodlot logged? 16 | Letters  17 | This Season  Can golf courses turn green by going brown?By Victoria Foote 33 | Insider  Behind the scenes at FON. 41 | FON Trips & Talks   46 […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 1998

Seasons Magazine Spring 1998

DEPARTMENTS 4 |  Letters 5 |  In This Issue 6 | Earth WatchClearcuts in Algoma; expanding Woodland Caribou Park and protecting Algonquin wolves. 15 |This Season  Veteran trappers, Bucky and Dale Olivier, give their take on Lands for Life.By Doug Bell 40 | Insider  Behind the scenes at FON. 54 | Things To DoProspecting for wilderness.By Bruce […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 1997

Seasons Magazine Winter 1997

DEPARTMENTS 6 | Earth Watch MNR withdraws from fisheries agreement; logging and Lands for Life; Domtar toxins spread. 13 | This Season Kay McKeever continues her work with damaged owls. By Moira Farr 32 | Insider FON award nominations; name that tree. 46 | Reflections A tenant’s eye view. By Stan Long FEATURES 16 | […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1997

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1997

DEPARTMENTS 6 | Earth Watch Garden fit for a monarch; wayward caribou; Windigo Bay road; hiding lead from swans; more roads in parks; game becomes wildlife. 13 | This Season Bob Passmore raises the steaks in this organic harvest. By Cynthia Macdonald 36 | Insider Bert Miller Nature Club wins a award; FON annual report. […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 1997

Seasons Magazine Summer 1997

DEPARTMENTS 6 | Earth Watch Red Hill Valley road goes through an Environmentally Significant Area; purple loosestrife news; Ontario’s new protected areas; breeding trumpeter swans; Niagara plan changes hands; Presqui’le plan looks for public input. 13 | This Season A black fly specialist takes the sting out of June. By Margaret Webb 41 | Insider […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 1997

Seasons Magazine Spring 1997

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Season This special issue takes a look at a new conservation strategy for Ontario’s landbirds that will protect birds before they get into trouble. By Margaret Webb 6 | Earth Watch How green is your classroom?; nature untaxed; Harris government undermining environmental protection; Nature’s Best protected area strategy; Wabakimi park to […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 1996

Seasons Magazine Winter 1996

DEPARTMENTS 8 | Earth Watch Stalled guidelines hurt Ontario’s caribou; just published: FON’s guide to forest management; international spotlight aimed at Temagami; bald eagles number up, loggerhead shrikes down; our last chance for roadless wilderness; nonprofit corporation to hold forestry licence in Muskoka; new rules apply to forest management. 35 | Insider FON open house […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1996

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1996

DEPARTMENTS 8 | Earth Watch Ontario guts more environmental laws; faster action needed for species at risk; the sorry saga or Monarchs and Milkweed; municipality stands up for the Escarpment; Ontario’s new Planning Act in effect; wildlife is more than “game and fish”; update on blear-bear hunting; manage your woodlot for wildlife. 38 | Insider […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 1996

Seasons Magazine Summer 1996

DEPARTMENTS 8 | Earth Watch MNR—then and now; Red Cloud Cemetery saves virgin prairie habitat; woodlot tax-rebate program restored; hydro proposal still threatens Kam River. 35 | Insider FON’s Dorcas Bay Nature Reserve sold to Parks Canada; building a boardwalk at Petrel Point Nature Reserve; we have a web site. 38 | Reflections The envoy. […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 1996

Seasons Magazine Spring 1996

DEPARTMENTS 8 | Earth Watch Conflict over mining in Temagami; farms seek hunt on sandhill cranes; Omnibus Bill allows sale of Conservation Authority land; Cedar Point proposal goes to OMB; Bill 20 soft on protecting environment; the Morris Tract may yet be saved. 31 | Birder’s Notebook Peregrine numbers soar. By Nancy Mahony 41 | […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 1994

Seasons Magazine Winter 1994

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Land trusts taking off in Ontario. By Adam Thomson 7 | Earth Watch Municipal power shift weakens natural heritage policy; call for changes to Ontario’s weed act; anarchy over wetlands policy implementation; MNR takes further steps to protect old growth; unhappy trails: snowmobiles changing face of rural Ontario; Wabakimi’s fate […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1994

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1994

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Pleased to meet you. By Adam Thomson 7 | Earth Watch Temagami: Just another piece of Crown land; sustaining Crown forests—or timber?; Toronto Islands under attack; revisions to the planning act need revisions; old-growth red and white pine: protected or not?; revised escarpment plan released; Megisan Lake: best option no […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 1994

Seasons Magazine Summer 1994

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Conservation at many levels. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Five years and $20 million later, it’s business as usual; signs of rebirth for the Ontario park system; wetlands home to Black Terns—and treated effluent; revisions to Escarpment Plan go to cabinet; sustainable forestry gets a boost; is draft […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 1994

Seasons Magazine Spring 1994

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page FON wins environmental award. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Algonquin’s wolves finally afforded protection; raising the ghost of Garrison Creek; what’s the fate of research at Museum of Nature?; Altona Forest’s future goes before OMB. 41 | Notes New directions in natural heritage protection; Crossley Reserve gets viewing […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 1993

Seasons Magazine Winter 1993

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Calculating for the future. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Lac La Croix and Quetico: A bad bargain all around; reports pile up, but no forest policy comes down; the Green Door rescues Pickering airport lands; moraine strategy is ready for public input. 40 | Notes A conservationist view […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1993

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1993

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page New trips and tours programs better than ever. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Southern Ontario to wait three years for lead-shot ban; report on old growth promotes conservation; Happy Birthday! More rail traffic for Algonquin; timber cuts still encroaching on Quetico Park; highway 60 or highway 460? 16 […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 1993

Seasons Magazine Summer 1993

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Expanding our view of protection. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Report on Niagara Escarpment plan seriously flawed; timber plan covets prime caribou habitat; wetlands policy already being challenged; how will huge timber cuts affect Quetico. 42 | Notes Final year of fieldwork for provisional Mammal Atlas; update on […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 1993

Seasons Magazine Spring 1993

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page The dilemma of direct mailing. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Join Megasin Lake’s fight for a fair EA; Superior Forest’s TMP needn’t wait for policy; Forest audit confirms FON’s suspicions; Second Marsh returned to City of Oshawa; “No net loss” is no gain for wetland; Wabakimi Park: a […]

Seasons magazine Winter 1992

Seasons magazine Winter 1992

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Are we meddling or making amends? By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Wetlands implementation guidelines fall short; mini-Sewell document from MMA; mixed reviews of “New Planning News”; draft evaluation system scores low; timber operators decline along with white pine; beetle biocontrol is closer; old growth advisory focuses on consumption; […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1992

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1992

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Leaving a legacy of warblers. By John Cartwright 7 | Earth Watch Wetlands policy—at last somebody listened; trees act revisions lack fibre; beetle to battle Purple loosestrife; Bill 162: push it through; quality cuts: Bracebridge tries selection harvest; more stands may fall as Missinaibi’s plan stalls; shrike habitat shrinks; logging […]

Seasons Magazine Summer 1992

Seasons Magazine Summer 1992

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Looking back over two years. By Mary Smith 8 | Earth Watch Ministry cancels gypsy moth spray program; Ontario to promote “desirable” development; proposals threaten Quetico’s future; good and bad news for Oak Ridges Moraine; the challenge of sustainability in Frenchman’s Bay; predators hunted at waterfowl refuge; paving the escarpment […]