Piping plover, shorebirds, endangered, species at risk, at risk

5 | This Issue

Stronger together.

By Caroline Schultz

7 | Earth Watch

  • Beach Grooming threatens Piping Plovers
  • Conservationists Concerned about Fall Cormorant Hunt
  • Prescribed burn at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve
  • Fewer Surviving Chicks Spell Trouble for Loons
  • Victory for the Farabout Peninsula
  • American marten
  • Diversifying Birding
  • Protecting the Minesing Wetlands Corridor

On the cover


18 | The Ghost of the North

The lynx is an animal shrouded in myth and mystery. As its range in Ontario shifts northward, sightings of the stealthy feline may become even more rare.

By Patricia Hluchy


24 | The Fish that Once Fed a Continent

Lake sturgeon are sacred to Indigenous peoples, leading some First Nations to initiate recovery efforts. In the Lake of the Woods area, the cross-cultural conservation campaign is paying off.

By Barry Corbett


30 | The Big Thaw

The permafrost ecosystem in Ontario’s far north is at a tipping point, threatening not only wildlife habitat but local communities and global climate. What can be done to slow the melting?

By Conor Mihell

38 | Last Word

When the going gets tough…

By Anne Bell

Gananoque Lake Nature Reserve

36 | Our Community  

Welcome to the Gananoque Lake Nature Reserve.

By Caroline Schultz

Winter nature adventure

35 |Our Member Groups 

A nature experience for all.

By Lisa Richardson

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