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Notes From the Field – Summer 2019

In Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Climate Change, Community Science, Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Training & Education, Water by couchiching

During a recent Salamander Monitoring visit to Church Woods with Kim Trudeau & family, they encountered two Eastern Red-backed Salamanders. This terrestrial species of salamander can live for up to 25 years and requires a damp environment to survive.   This is because they need to breathe through their skin as they …

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Volunteers receive Freshwater Hero award!

In Community Science, Past News, People, Water by couchiching

Volunteers Meagan Coughlin & Jamie Ross are veterans of the Conservancy’s Water Quality Monitoring Program Freshwater Future, a cross-border organization working to protect the Great Lakes, has awarded The Couchiching Conservancy the 2019 Freshwater Hero award for their, “innovative and progressive approaches to land and water conservation and stewardship.” “Whether it’s …

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Welcome to our New Summer Staff

In Community Science, Past News, People, Stewardship by couchiching

Join us in welcoming our three summer staff! Toby Rowland (pictured on the right) began work today as our new Citizen Science Field Technician.  This is a summer contract through Canada Summer Jobs.  Toby has a B.Sc. from Trent University in Ecological Restoration. He has tracked Blanding’s Turtles using radio telemetry …

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Notes From The Field – Spring 2019

In Birds, Community Science, Frogs, Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News, People, Stewardship, Training & Education by couchiching

Kim Trudeau and family discovered the Couchiching Conservancy through time spent at Church Woods.  This winter and spring Kim took our Species at Risk, Invasive Species, and Vernal Pool workshops.  Now she and her family are putting her new knowledge to work monitoring the Vernal Pools and salamanders of Church Woods.  …

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Notes From The Field – Fall 2018

In Carden Alvar, Community Science, Fauna, Past News, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Stewardship, Training & Education by couchiching

On Sunday December 2nd from 1:30 to 4 pm, we’re going to take over the basement of the St. Paul’s Centre and hold an event for all of our monitoring teams (including General Property Monitoring, Water Monitoring, Whip-poor-will surveys, and Reptile & Amphibian monitors).   *Please RSVP*   Contact Dorthea by phone (705) 326-1620 …