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Gordon and Jane Ball receive Vision Award

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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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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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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Over 2,000 sign 17% Pledge to Protect Nature

In 2016, The Couchiching Conservancy undertook a project called the 17% Pledge. Thanks to a grant from the Gosling Foundation, Kelcey McLean and I were hired as this year’s Engagement Organizers.

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Property Monitoring Special: Who wants to be a scientist?

Who doesn’t want to be a scientist? It is one of the most intriguing jobs on earth. Nothing else has that same sense of wonder and discovery applied to it.

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Notes From The Field – Summer 2017

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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Conservancy Volunteers Honoured by Province

Six of our volunteers were honoured at the Ontario volunteer service awards on April 23rd. The award ceremony included recognition from The Honourable Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

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Membership: Meaningful in Many Ways

Members often become volunteers because they grow more and more interested in this work and are inspired to take part in every aspect of it. There is nothing more humbling than nature, and nothing more empowering than protecting it.

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A Year in the Life: 365 Days of Conservation

There are 365 days in a year. That’s 52 weeks, 8760 hours or 525,600 minutes. For the supporters, volunteers and staff of The Couchiching Conservancy, that time is dedicated to protecting some of the wild landscapes in our region.

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