In the Field

Passport to Nature, great events throughout the year!

2018 Passport Feature

The 4th program of the Passport to Nature is here! 25 events throughout the year to get you outdoors to explore our beautiful region, learn from experts and get involved in local conservation efforts.


Notes from the Field – Spring 2018

Spring is always an exciting time for staff to get out in the field, and this year 112 citizen science volunteers get to join in the fun! We are stewarding Conservancy lands like never before.


Opening & Dedication of the Ron Reid Nature Reserve

2018 Poster for RRNR Opening

Find details of the opening and dedication of this 730 acre Nature Reserve, protected in 2017 by our supporters!


The connection between Species at Risk and taxes

Courtney Baker

Something that Mark, our Executive Director always says to me is “Courtney, remember, even when you’re filing paper, or making phone calls what you are really doing is protecting land.”


Invasive Plant Monitoring in Carden… It’s Working!

Map to track Invasives

Many eyes allow for the coverage of a lot of ground. And when that ground is about 4,000 acres in size, the more eyes the better! Such is the invasive plants program that occurs on the Carden Plain, especially within the boundaries of Carden Alvar Provincial Park.


A Tale of Two Forests and their Soil

Both types of forest serve a purpose, but the difference between a man-made plantation and a natural old-growth forest is vast. And it all starts with the dirt.


An Alvar Adventure with the Green Snakes on the Plain

On your mark, get set… go! The light was as green as our name and we were off to observe as many species of wildlife as possible on the Carden limestone plain. Surrounded by alvars, wetlands, woodlands, and the array of wildlife they support, you can’t help but marvel at the wonders of nature before your eyes. I invite you to ride along with team Green Snakes on the Plain as I reflect on an annual tradition, fourteen years strong, known as the Couchiching Conservancy’s Carden Challenge.


You could help us win $10,000 for conservation!

2018 Great Canadian Giving Challenge

You can help us win a $10,000 donation! From June 1 – 30, all donations made through Canada Helps are an entry. So, a $20 equals 20 entries to win.


Carden Challenge raises over $22,000!

Pink Flamingos look out at the Carden alvar

A re-cap of the Carden Challenge and Walk Wylie, events that raise crucial funds for conservation efforts of the Carden alvar.


Walk Wylie on Saturday, May 26, 2018

2018 Walk Wylie Poster

Take part in Walk Wylie, also known as the birder’s highway! No birding knowledge necessary and all are welcome.


This weekend! The 24-hr Carden Challenge


Information on the 2018 Carden Challenge