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December 8, 2022–Sarah Hasenack
Highway 400 expansion site © Noah Cole
Despite widespread recognition of the vital benefits provided by Ontario’s diverse natural areas, they continue to be threatened by development pressures. These threats will be exacerbated with the recent passing ...
December 9, 2021–Graeme Smith
Boreal Forest•Climate Change•Ecology•Habitat•Land-use planning
On the heels of the recent 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and Canada’s commitments to natural climate solutions and ending deforestation, it is imperative to take a critical ...
January 27, 2021–Julee Boan
Boreal Forest•Campaigns•Ecology•Habitat•Indigenous Relations•Protected Places•Stewardship and restoration
Canoes in Wolf Lake © Ryan Mariotti
It’s October 2017. I’m in Vancouver, British Colombia for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International’s General Assembly (GA). One forester colleague had warned me to get lots of sleep, drink water ...
December 11, 2020–Julee Boan
Boreal caribou © Troy B Thompson CC BY-NC-NC 2.0
When Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) was brought into force in 2007, the Ministry of Natural Resources granted a one-year exemption to the forestry industry on the premise that industry ...
September 8, 2020–Julee Boan
Bobcat © Chase Dekker CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
When the federal and provincial governments started to announce pandemic-related shutdowns in March, the first things that crossed my mind were the safety of my aging parents, and whether I could keep my job, work from ...