18 | The Art of the Craft

The birchbark canoe holds an indelible place in Ontario’s Indigenous cultures, but the growing scarcity of materials threatens to obliterate this ancient craft. By Vince Nogueira

24 | Now You See Them, Now You Do Not

Climate change is driving Canada jay populations from Algonquin Provincial Park, serving as an urgent wake-up call. By Conor Mihell

30 | The Man Who Saved Ontario From Blowing Away

When land clearing practices threatened to engulf southern Ontario in sand, Edmund Zavitz spearheaded the Agreement Forests program. One hundred years later, much can be learned from the father of Ontario forestry. By Ian Coutts

38 | Last Word

Ontario Wetlands Deserve Better.

By Anne Bell

34 | Our Member Groups 

A Triumph in Oxford County

By Lisa Richardson

37 | Our Community  

(Im)patiently Waiting for Pollinators

By Peter Soroye


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