Monthly Archives: October 2017

Adams Nature Reserve Unveiled

Alec and Heather Adams

On October 30, we celebrated the dedication and sign unveiling of the Adams Nature Reserve outside of Washago.

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Gordon and Jane Ball receive Vision Award

Jane and Gordon Ball

On October 19, 2017, at the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) Gathering, Gordon and Jane Ball received the Vision Awardfor their outstanding contributions to the land trust movement and passion for conservation.

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Learning from our peers: The OLTA Gathering

The staff from your local land trust have just returned from the Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) conference. We were busy little beavers, honing our craft and learning from our peers how to better serve our community, our supporters and our land.

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Funds raised to protect the Black River Wildlands

Black River Wildlands

Thanks to hundreds of supporters, we now have the funds needed to protect this 730 acre property with 4.4 km of Black River.

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Leave it to Nature: Lessons on Fall colours

If you’re anything like me you know the feeling of sheer excitement when the leaves begin to change colour in fall. As trees begin to brace for… dare I say, for those less excited, winter, our favourite natural spaces in Ontario transform into colourful works of art.

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The T.C. Agnew Property: Grateful for Nature Reserves

It is hard to fathom protecting our favourite wild places all on our own. There is so much to know, so much money needed, so much expertise required. With The Couchiching Conservancy, protecting nature for future generations is possible.

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Birds in Hurricanes – Effects come close to home

Let’s hope hurricane season is behind us for this year.  It has been an appalling one for millions of people living in Florida, the Caribbean and U.S. along the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Notes From the Field – Fall 2017

Notes from volunteers and staff about our field observations, research, maintenance, and adventures stewarding Couchiching Conservancy properties.

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Calling All Citizen Scientists…

The Couchiching Conservancy has a goal to effectively monitor and care for the thousands of acres we protect in this region, and as we settle into the 21st century, that order has been supersized.
Partly we are victims of our own blessed success in acquiring new habitats, thanks to all of you. But the odds are also ratcheting up against biodiversity in our region, due to daunting factors such as climate change and the development of unprotected lands.

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