Links & Resources
- Ontario Wildlife Rescue – “Our primary goal is to connect people who have found injured or orphaned wild animals with those who can look after them and get them back into the wilds”
- Conservation for Kids
- Forestry and Conservation for Kids
- Learning about the American Endangered Species Act
- A Kid’s Guide to Recycling Fun
- Conservation Crafts for Kids
Other initiatives and information:
One of the original objects of The Couchiching Conservancy is to promote and undertake research and data collection on the natural environment, and to distribute the findings to the public. While it is vitally important to keep locations of species at risk confidential to avoid poaching and other threats, the Conservancy has become a repository of information about local nature, some of which is included here. We also cooperate with supporters, such as mycology enthusiast Dr. Nancy Ironside, to retain data and make it available to the public.
List of Archived Articles:
Towards an Integrated Carden Conservation Strategy Part 1: Healthy Ecosystems & Species at Risk published June 2008
Grassland and Shrubland Birds within the Carden Plain: Recent Monitoring Results published January 2011
Carden area species list (Provided by The Nature Conservancy of Canada) Please note: this is an Excel spreadsheet file.
Have you seen an unusual insect? Want to share your experience of an Osprey sighting or ask a question of a fellow nature-lover? Follow this link to the Simcoe Nature Board to find out more about natural happenings and sightings in Simcoe County.
Species found on the Carden Plain download this Excel spreadsheet: Carden area species list (Provided by The Nature Conservancy of Canada).
Brochures and Booklets
Booklet outlining best practices and guidelines for farmers and land-owners for hay and pasture management. Download a copy of the Managing Hay & Pasture Booklet in PDF format
Experience the Carden Alvar on Foot – Walking Trails for Public Use. Download the brochure or visit the Couchiching Conservancy office to get a copy.
Carden Nature Guide – map of the area, directions and info.
Newsletters and Articles of Interest
A Sense of Place by Lynn Pady – Click here to open the PDF document. You can re-size the document using the buttons (+ or -) at the top or bottom of the PDF document (best size is 75-100%).
Wildlife Preservation Canada – Home on the Range, Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery newsletter (links to newsletter are on the right hand side of their website)
NCC Creative Conservation Challenge by Cameron Curran – a look back at Cam’s year, with highlights from work done with The Couchiching Conservancy on the alvar.
Video: THE LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE from Larry E McPherson
The Paintbox Garden – Searching for the Carden Alvar
Wildlife Preservation Canada: Recovering the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike. Take the first peak at behind-the-scenes footage of our efforts to save one of Canada’s most endangered songbirds. Never before available to the public, this short video follows lead biologist Hazel Wheeler and her team in the field where they prepare to release conservation-bred birds to the wild to help recover the population. Watch here.