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ON Nature Magazine Summer 2010

ON Nature Magazine Summer 2010

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This IssueHOW MUCH FOR THAT ECOSYSTEM? A cost-benefit analysis of biodiversity.By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth WatchOntario Nature’s Biodiversity Watchlist; more reasons to go outside; the vine at ate the South; raising a stink in farm country. 8 | Bird WatchWHIP-POOR-WILL; Researchers are turning to new survey methods to help save a […]

Wind Power Cancellation

Wind Power Cancellation

Re: Another win for the county The celebratory tone in this article is not appropriate. Granted, turbines shouldn’t be placed in Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas. But cancellation of wind projects is also cause for concern. Wind is crucial in addressing climate change and as environmentalists we need to be careful that, in critiquing a […]

Bank Swallow

Bank Swallow

Re: “Over a burrow” in ON Nature, fall 2014 I am encouraged by the enlightened attitude of Canada Building Materials towards the bank swallows nesting in their sand and gravel pits. The company’s “live and let live” policy serves as a model for other aggregate operations. Perhaps though, in concert with bank-swallow friendly aggregate policies, […]

ON Nature Magazine Spring 2008

ON Nature Magazine Spring 2008

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue For the Birds: It takes a forest. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Harnessing a mighty river; one-of-a-kind paw prints; climate watch; bean count: a trip to the drive-through. 40 | Urban Nature Smart Cars: Car sharing is good for you and the environment. By Jim MacInnis 44 | […]

ON Nature Magazine Winter 2006

ON Nature Magazine Winter 2006

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This IssueMoving Day: Ontario Nature takes it downtown.By Victoria Foote 7 | In The MailFine dining. 8 | Earth WatchThe fantastic migration; deep cuts to Ontario Parks’ budget; First Nations block mining exploration. 15 | ProfileThe Numbers Guy: Environmental activist and city councillor Allan Algar has mastered a rare skill; saving habitats […]

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 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 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 1989

Seasons Magazine Spring 1989

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page FON’s great constitutional debate. By Doug Thomas 8 | Earth Watch Plans for high-impact tourism threaten Sibley and other parks; new gravel-pit act pronounced weak; major changes for conservation authorities?; Algonquin Park master plan under review; Bon Echo Park: whittling away wilderness. 14 | Around Ontario Pelee Island’s endangered snakes […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 1985

Seasons Magazine Winter 1985

DEPARTMENTS 4 | President’s Page By Robert B. Stewart 5 | Earth Watch Conservation groups exert pressure: dam proposal for Missinaibi dropped; environmental assessment slapped on road extension; sobering facts on acid rain; federal study released on proposed Bruce Park; good news comes out of parks conference; nonconforming uses in this wilderness park? 13 | […]

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1985

Seasons Magazine Autumn 1985

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page By Robert B. Stewart 4 | Earth Watch Government scuttles toxicology centre—then backs independent fund; a new wind at Queen’s park; update on Ontario’s bird reintroduction programs; 18 new provincial parks. 9 | Annual Report 30 | In the Field: Volunteer Projects for Naturalists Christmas bird count. FEATURES 13 | […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 1983

Seasons Magazine Winter 1983

DEPARTMENTS 5 | Earth Watch Refuge sought for Beluga whale; herbicides get green light in court; park boundary can’t keep out acid rain; swallows flock to Pembroke; escarpment fate awaits new minister; compromise on parks sinking in; naturalists lose Alfred Bog hearing; Environment Minister charges polluters; forestry undergoes assessment; information on terns wanted by Wildlife […]

Seasons Magazine Spring 1982

Seasons Magazine Spring 1982

DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Acid Rain Report seeks controls; a report card on the Great Lakes; a Habitat Trust for Canada?; no news is bad news on parks; protecting the northern environment; escarpment defenders scores points; laying waste to lakeshore; Crown Game Preserves abandoned; new prospects for peat; South Cayuga wins a reprieve; new […]

Seasons Magazine Winter 1981

Seasons Magazine Winter 1981

DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Acid Rain: a look ahead; U.S. legislation will determine acid rain; transportation minister convicted over Highway 404; park planning gets the axe; a bad year for eastern Ontario birds; new federal policy on land-use; Wetlands Conference—a rousing success; a new endangered species for Ontario; friends of the bats; conservation project […]