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Stewardship

Oak Ridges Moraine © Isabel Veldhuis

Stewardship initiatives on private land are important for creating Greenways in southern and eastern Ontario, where most of the land is privately owned. Through the Greenway Program, Ontario Nature brings together community members, farmers, conservationists, industry and government agencies to restore and enhance wildlife habitats, and to create connecting corridors of natural cover to enable plant and animal movement.

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Answer the call of the wild. As an Advocate for Nature, we’ll provide you with opportunities to speak up when nature needs you most.

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Protecting Minesing Wetlands’ Biodiversity

Designated as internationally important under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Minesing Wetlands are one of the largest and most diverse in southern Ontario. Located south of Wasaga Beach and west of Barrie, they are made up of over 6,000 hectares of fens, marshes, swamps and bogs. The wetlands filter the water flowing from the Nottawasaga River into Georgian Bay and provide natural flood protection for downstream communities.

Boots on the Ground in Stratford

Stratford is one of the many communities across Ontario struggling with the unwelcome imposition of a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) to fast-track development. In Stratford’s case, the MZO is to make way for a glass factory on 175 acres of prime farmland at the edge of the city.

Doing Right by Wetlands

This World Wetlands Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on our relationships with wetlands, how they contribute to our health and well-being, and how we might reciprocate, with gratitude.

Where Industrial Logging Protects Wildlife, Workers and Indigenous Rights

It’s October 2017. I’m in Vancouver, British Colombia for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International’s General...

ON Nature Magazine

The Big Thaw: The permafrost ecosystem in Ontario's far north is at a tipping point, threatening not only wildlife habitat but local communities and global climate. What can be done to slow the melting?

Youth Circle for
Mother Earth

A cross cultural network of young Indigenous and non-Indigenous environmental leaders to become lifelong ambassadors for nature. Supported in part by OPG.

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