The turtle crusaders

The turtle crusaders

With seven of Canada’s eight species of native freshwater turtles in a race against extinction, will scientists, planners, wildlife managers and vets — together with thousands of volunteers and supporters — be able to keep pace? MOST SIGNS OF SPRING — BUDS ON the...
The charismatic eel

The charismatic eel

Once a dominant species in the Ottawa River — having travelled all the way from the Sargasso Sea — local eels are now in serious decline. A recent collaborative effort to begin modifying lethal power dams to help them get home safely may be their last hope IT’S...
The power of partnership

The power of partnership

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Natural Areas Conservation Program — a unique public-private partnership that has spurred private land conservation in Canada to new heights THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR, renowned for its rugged beauty, needs little...
Big offset on the Prairie

Big offset on the Prairie

K+S Potash Canada just built Saskatchewan’s first greenfield potash mine in more than 40 years. To ensure no net loss of rare native habitat, it’s also financing the province’s first-ever grassland biodiversity offset A TWO-SQUARE KILOMETRE (200-hectare) mine site...
Natural leaders

Natural leaders

Battle scarred, but most definitely not battle weary, meet four of Ontario Nature’s eco-heroes     THE TRAILBLAZER Bruce Falls, Toronto President, Ontario Nature, 1962-64 Ontario Nature director, 1946-74 Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson’s seminal book, Silent...