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Notes from the Field: Fall 2021

In 3 - Fall, Bats, Birds, Carden Alvar, Community Science, Events, Fauna, Flora, Nature Reserves & Easements, Property Maintenance, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Truth and Reconciliation, Water by couchiching

While most of our Community Science monitoring activities have finished until next spring, the work of Land Stewards and Maintenance teams never stops.  This fall, Val Holt and Laurie Stanford picked up the mantle of stewarding Church Woods for the very active group of volunteers living around this popular nature …

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Re-defining Ecological Perspectives: An Indigenous-Led Bioblitz.

In 3 - Fall, Bats, Birds, Climate Change, Community Science, Events, Fauna, Flora, Frogs, Nature Reserves & Easements, People, Property Maintenance, Salamanders, Species at Risk, Stewardship, Turtles by couchiching

Join Gary Pritchard of Curve Lake First Nation and principal consultant, 4 Directions of Conservation. On the shores of the Black River in Treaty Territory 20 and Williams Treaties, Gary will teach us about decolonizing conservation and learning to value all of our relations.  All life deserves a space on …

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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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Join Us: Field Biologist Job Posting

In Community Science, Nature Reserves & Easements, People, Property Maintenance, Species at Risk, Stewardship by couchiching

Download a PDF of the Job Description Here Reports To: Conserved Lands Manager Location: Orillia, Ontario Duration: Permanent, Full-Time Wages & Benefits:  $18/ hr for a 37.5 hr work week & employee benefits plan Deadline for Submissions:  Friday April 16th, 2021, 4 pm Start Date:  Early May, 2021 The Couchiching …

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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 …