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New 100-acre Nature Reserve protected

In Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News by couchiching

The Couchiching Conservancy is celebrating another conservation success, with the protection of the Nicholson Nature Reserve on November 30, a 100-acre (40 hectare) parcel near Sebright. The property was donated by Gary Nicholson in honour of his family, which has owned the property since the late 1800s. Located in Ramara …

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Remembering the Anthropocene

In Climate Change, Past News, Species at Risk by couchiching

Remembrance Day holds a great deal of gravity for me. I know the stories of my grandfathers, great grandfathers and great-great uncles. I know which of my great grandmothers worked in munitions factories, I have held my grandmother’s ration card, and seen pictures of Nan the day the war ended. …

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Doing more for nature

In Past News by couchiching

Little did we know when my wife Charon and I relocated to the Couchiching area that there were so many natural areas to explore, so many recreational opportunities to enjoy and so many people like you with an interest and passion for conservation.  We love it here and have become …

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Virtual Unveiling & Tour of the Taylor Reserve

In Past News by couchiching

In July of 2020, The Couchiching Conservancy celebrated another conservation success:   Protection of 175 acres 14km east of Washago on the Black River Road. The property was donated by Dr. Ron Taylor and Charlene Taylor. The property dedication was on hold due to the pandemic.

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Job Posting: Engagement Organizer

In Past News by couchiching

We are hiring an Engagement Organizer, to start as soon as possible. Download the Job Posting here. Please send your resume to Mark Bisset, Executive Director at mbisset@couchconservancy.ca by September 17, 2021.

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Wishing Joelle well on her new adventure

In Past News by couchiching

It is with mixed emotions that we announce The Couchiching Conservancy’s Engagement Organizer Joelle Burnie is heading off on a new adventure. Joelle, who has made an indelible mark on this organization, is realizing a long-held ambition to live in the mountains of British Columbia, and she is finishing her …

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In Praise of Small

In 2 - Summer, Flora, Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News by couchiching

If there was one Couchiching Conservancy trail that could be considered micro – it would be the Periwinkle trail. It is our shortest trail at a mere 0.15km, at the Grant’s Woods Nature Reserve on Division Road West in Severn. Grant’s Woods is the home of The Couchiching Conservancy’s office …

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UPDATE: Keeping our communities safe & healthy

In Past News by couchiching

In alignment with the province and guidelines to keep our communities safe and healthy, we would like to share some key information and reminders. As we all know, guidelines change in response to the status of the pandemic, and we will adapt to changing circumstances as needed. Please check this …

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Notes from the Field: Summer 2021

In 2 - Summer, Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Climate Change, Community Science, Fauna, Flora, Frogs, Nature Reserves & Easements, Past News, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Turtles, Water by couchiching

Monarch Monitoring Begins:  Canadian Conservation Corps Interns Ryan and Claire, along with staff member Aiesha – have spent numerous days mapping out milkweed habitats and setting up new monarch monitoring sites at two Conservancy Nature Reserves. The new protocols for this pilot project are currently being tested in the field …

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We All Belong

In Past News, People by couchiching

The Couchiching Conservancy, along with many other organizations from charities to municipalities has a ‘strategic plan’. It is not a top secret document hidden away in a room as the name may suggest, but a guide, for how best to use our organizational resources to achieve our mission. It is …