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Land Protection and Indigenous Peoples

Shoreline of inland lake at Point Grondine Park

Earlier this year, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna that national parks must be respectful of traditional knowledge. She went on to say that Indigenous protected areas will be one way Canada can achieve its goal of having 17 percent protected land and inland waters by 2020. The summer issue of ON Nature features Point Grondine as […]

ON Nature Autumn 2012

ON Nature Autumn 2012

DEPARTMENTS 5 | This Issue Keeping the wild in wilderness: Good policy is as important as nature reserves. By Caroline Schultz 8 | Earth Watch Province refuses to ban hunting snapping turtles; sustainable aggregate extraction; a park for everyone; an unlikely home for bank swallows; the Nature Guardians’ big year; Board of Directors vice-president Kevin […]

Seasons Summer 1999

Seasons 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 Summer 1994

Seasons 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 Summer 1989

Seasons Summer 1989

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page Is corporate Canada changing its attitude toward the environment? By Doug Thomas 4 | Earth Watch Long-waited wetlands policy pushes flexibility rather than protection; Kerrio delivers remaining parks; the future direction of Quetico; Niagara Escarpment up for grabs? 43 | Notes Welcoming Lincoln Alexander; wetlands publication hot off the press; […]

Seasons Spring 1989

Seasons 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 Summer 1988

Seasons Summer 1988

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page From the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. By Charles Pryer 4 | Earth Watch Ontario government severely limits non-conforming uses in parks; Wainfleet Bog protected; trapping just one concern in Quetico review; Securing a trees conservation bylaw: a case history; charting a new course for Great Lakes coasts; timber class environmental […]

Seasons Autumn 1986

Seasons Autumn 1986

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page By Charles Pryer 4 | Earth Watch Ontario cabinet must veto non-conforming uses in provincial parks; three dams proposed for Magpie River; update on Backus Woods; resolution calls for timber harvests on authority lands; more acid rain run-around; citizens’ hearings on Great Lakes water pollution; Ministry of the Environment announces […]

Seasons Summer 1986

Seasons Summer 1986

DEPARTMENTS 2 | President’s Page By Robert B. Stewart 4 | Earth Watch Nielsen reports deliver positive thrusts and potential threats; highway through Keswick Marsh cancelled; privatization of Ontario parks is over; future of the Spanish River under review; Ontario Conservation Strategy in the making; cottages in provincial parks; wetland policy moving at a snail’s […]

Seasons Spring 1985

Seasons Spring 1985

DEPARTMENTS 5 | President’s Page By Robert B. Stewart 6 | Earth Watch Vital Canada Wildlife Services programs slashed—while the armed forces gets new uniforms; new floodplain regulations cause concern; Ontario parks finally on the move; Ontario parks on the auction block; new foundation to finance conservation; Mingan Islands to become new National Park. 11 […]

Seasons Summer 1982

Seasons Summer 1982

DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch Two native sites gain global status; the Ontario Waste Management Corporation; raccoon dogs—an environmental hazard; falcons for sale; parks update; adopt a dump; natural areas of provincial significance; Gypsy Moths: threat to Ontario Forests; overwhelming support for wetlands. 10 | Notes Ontario wetland information; FON scholarship; “Seasons” an award-winner; a […]

Seasons Spring 1982

Seasons 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 Summer 1980

Seasons Summer 1980

DEPARTMENTS 4 | Earth Watch How to save the world; protect eagles, kill whales: U.S. study reveals surprising attitudes; swan song of the whales: the last gasp? no crown for Mother Nature in latest Throne Speech; the Niagara Escarpment: the crunch cometh; poisoned fish: some qualified good news; Copeland Forest: a government venture into commercial […]

Ontario Naturalist August 1977

Ontario Naturalist August 1977

DEPARTMENTS 27 | FON News Highlights of the past year. 28 | Bird Report Winter 1976-1977. By Clive E. Goodwin 30 | Around Ontario Environmentally sensitive area concept spreads; Golden Winged Woods in planning controversy; trapping, hunting become major park issues. 32 | From Ottawa/Queen’s Park Dredging policies; Burwash Industrial Farm site; land drainage polices […]