As 2017 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on some of what we accomplished for nature this year. We could not have done it without you – our members, friends, followers, funders and sponsors. With your support, we continue to be Ontario’s leading organization protecting wild species and wild spaces.
This guide is intended for the boreal forest of northern Ontario where foraging presents an alternative to harvesting lumber and the forest’s ability to absorb the impact of harvesting is greater. It is not meant for forests in southern Ontario.
Over the past year, I have read a number of environmentally-focused books that I would like to recommend to you. While the temperatures remain well below 0 degrees Celsius, why not give one of these books a go.
Pollinators are in trouble. That much is abundantly clear. This includes domesticated honey bees as well as our wild native bees, like the rusty-patched bumblebee, which is listed as a species at risk in Ontario.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | President’s Page By Robert B. Stewart 6 | Earth Watch The urgent need to stop the unfair taxing of lands in their natural state; more shining new parks for the provincial system; latest news on Niagara Escarpment a mixed bag; FON’s report on special wetlands new complete. 10 | Notes Updates on […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | Earth Watch Canadian dinosaurs gain world recognition; piranhas essential to Amazon forests; “pollution policeman” and fines to attack liquid waste polluters; Parrott in the hot seat over proposed dump in Cayuga; public adamantly opposed to hunting in parks; Algonquin Park: assembly line tree farm; the saving of Spooky Hollow; planning for Long […]