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. Forests and freshwater food systems – comprised of plants, animals, birds, fish, and fungi – are important sources of nutrition for many people in northern Ontario. They are also key indicators of healthy functioning forest ecosystems and food webs.
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DEPARTMENTS 5 | This IssueTwenty-five cents.By Caroline Schultz 6 | Earth WatchHawk Cliff Woods campaign; greenest school; curing bats; cycling the Greenebelt; fire ants spread an invasive plant; rusty crayfish; microbeads; a decade of leadership. 35 | Our Community Conservation heroes recognized. 37 | Our Member Groups BioBlitz trail blazers. 38 | Last WordReviving the agricultural diversity […]
DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Sneak Preview: The state of Ontario’s birds. By Victoria Foote 8 | Earth Watch Spectacular coastline to be protected; driving through the forest; peregrine falcons face new threat; house cats threaten birds; Ontario Nature’s Eco-Tour. 16 | Profile Environmental crusader Kaid Benfield marries green buildings to smart design and an […]
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 31 | FON News The Young Naturalist — a whole new look; Pelee seeks Chief Naturalist. 31 | Around the Province Elora Gorge: Your help needed; more development on the escarpment; non-refillable update; Second Marsh’s uncertain future. 33 | From Ottawa Massive highway contemplated in Banff; northern parks still not safe; Point Pelee duck […]