The staff from your local land trust have just returned from the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) conference. We were busy little beavers, honing our craft and learning from our peers how to better serve our community, our supporters and our land.
If you’re anything like me you know the feeling of sheer excitement when the leaves begin to change colour in fall. As trees begin to brace for… dare I say, for those less excited, winter, our favourite natural spaces in Ontario transform into colourful works of art.
The Couchiching Conservancy has a goal to effectively monitor and care for the thousands of acres we protect in this region, and as we settle into the 21st century, that order has been supersized.
Partly we are victims of our own blessed success in acquiring new habitats, thanks to all of you. But the odds are also ratcheting up against biodiversity in our region, due to daunting factors such as climate change and the development of unprotected lands.
In 2016, The Couchiching Conservancy undertook a project called the 17% Pledge. Thanks to a grant from the Gosling Foundation, Kelcey McLean and I were hired as this year’s Engagement …
Who doesn’t want to be a scientist? It is one of the most intriguing jobs on earth. Nothing else has that same sense of wonder and discovery applied to it.
Weekend hikers and paddlers, your attention please.
I give you two scenarios: Sally and Sid…
In Canada, carrying the legacy of nature conservation into the future is often associated with having a strong sense of national pride. Having recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, it’s time to reflect on the beauty of nature in your neck of the woods in a bigger effort to celebrate what makes us Canadian.
There is nothing better to paddle than a river. I find it to be a perfect metaphor for life.
Today The Couchiching Conservancy launches the public phase of a fundraising campaign to protect a major section of one of the last wild rivers in southern Ontario.
A look at volunteer and staff activities at some of the properties we help to protect and care for with your support! Check back often.