In the Field

Notes From The Field – Summer 2017

Dave Hawke. Cattle in Carden.

A look at volunteer and staff activities at some of the properties we help to protect and care for with your support! Check back often.

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You can Help Protect the Black River Wildlands

Black River Wildlands

The Couchiching Conservancy has a rare opportunity to protect more than 4 kms of Black River shoreline, winding through 730 acres of intact wilderness. Working with Ontario Parks, the Conservancy is racing to raise $575,000 to purchase this parcel which will fill a significant gap in Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park.

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Conserving Creativity with the Orillia Museum

Bird House Building with OMAH. Photo by Deb Halbot

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and The Couchiching Conservancy are proud to announce, Conserving Creativity, as part of 2017’s Ontario150 celebrations in showcasing the legacy of our cultural landscape.

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A tale of two adventurers, not long from now

Weekend hikers and paddlers, your attention please.

I give you two scenarios: Sally and Sid…

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Events at Black River Wildlands

Get to know what will be the Black River Wildlands with some upcoming events. Donate to participate in a Hike, Bike or Paddle!

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What Drives Your Pride for Nature?

2017 (C) Cameron Curran Bobolink

In Canada, carrying the legacy of nature conservation into the future is often associated with having a strong sense of national pride. Having recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, it’s time to reflect on the beauty of nature in your neck of the woods in a bigger effort to celebrate what makes us Canadian.

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Something to chirp about on Parliament Hill

Gray Jay or Canada Jay by David A. Homer

Of all the bird species in North America, sixteen species have American in their name. There are only two species with Canada in their name.

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In the News: Falling in Love with Rivers

There is nothing better to paddle than a river. I find it to be a perfect metaphor for life.

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Land trust to protect 730 acres & 4.4km of Black River

Black River Wildlands

Today The Couchiching Conservancy launches the public phase of a fundraising campaign to protect a major section of one of the last wild rivers in southern Ontario.

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Expedition Alvar: The 2017 Carden Challenge

Just imagine the opportunity to embark on an environmental expedition that immerses you in the depths of wilderness, where you get to learn, explore, and engage with nature alongside like-minded people. A whirlwind “safari,” if you will, for 24 hours observing species at risk, breathing in fresh air, and taking immediate conservation action all while having fun.

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Why be a member of The Couchiching Conservancy?

Doug Christie

Hear from our President of the Board of Directors, Doug Christie, on why you should be a member of The Couchiching Conservancy.

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