Proposed woodland caribou recovery strategy violates SARA

The federal government’s draft woodland caribou recovery strategy — released last week, four years overdue — is illegal and fails on multiple fronts to comply with requirements under the Species at Risk Act, Ecojustice said.

Woven Wire Roll-Up

Keen on conservation? Join the on Thursday, September 15 to tear-down and roll-up a woven fence inhibiting wildlife movement near Penhold, Alberta.

Antelope-friendly Fences – June 25

Keen on completing necessary conservation work? On Saturday, June 25th at 9:00am join us in the Pakowki Lake Natural Area near Medicine Hat to remove the first wire on fences surrounding a Nature Conservancy of Canada properity to help pronghorn antelope roam freely accross the landscape!

Antelope-friendly Fences – June 25

Grassland Event

Keen on completing necessary conservation work? On Saturday, June 25th at 9:00am join us in the Pakowki Lake Natural Area near Medicine Hat to remove the first wire on fences surrounding a Nature Conservancy of Canada properity to help pronghorn antelope roam freely accross the landscape!

Recovering a Lost River

In Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities, author Steven Hawley leads readers on a meandering journey up the Snake River – dropping in on the communities it threads through – to its wilderness headwaters in Idaho. The largest tributary of the Columbia River, the Snake was once one of the continent’s most productive salmon-bearing rivers, with salmon returns estimated to number in the tens of millions each year. Today its salmon runs are only a shadow of their former abundance and the species has been extirpated from some tributaries altogether.
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The Ptarmigan’s Dilemma

If I were asked by a visitor from outer space for the best information on the history and ecology of life on Earth, I’d offer this book. Deservedly short-listed for the 2010 Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize, The Ptarmigan’s Dilemma covers all the bases, bridging the authors’ decades of research into animal ecology and their many engaging encounters with animals. From Alternatives Journal 37.3: EcoBooks, published May 2011
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Living Through the End of Nature

You are probably aware that nature is dead. This may be why you are gloomy all the time. We tried so hard to ensure that biodiversity wasn’t lost and climate change didn’t spiral (further) out of control, but only an extreme idealist can maintain the illusion any longer. We have lost. Species disappear on a daily basis and we fail to enact even a semblance of the climate change policies required to stem the tide. Some of us have even surrendered to the dark side of fabricated landscapes and a geo-engineered Earth. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. From Alternatives Journal 37.3: EcoBooks, published May 2011
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Bull’s-eye at Birdseye – June 23rd, 2011

Keen on completing necessary conservation work? On Thursday, June 23rd at 10:00am join us in the Waterton Area to tear down some unneeded buildings on a Nature Conservancy of Canada properity to help restore native habitat!

Multi-function Cover Crops – Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust

The Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust will be working with local farmers to help establish over 3,000 acres of mult-functional cover crops in Delta, improving soil quality and providing vital habitat for wildlife, such as migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and pollinating insects.

Deepwater Vee


“This boat grafts you to water’s big-winged glide,” observes Melanie Siebert in Deepwater Vee, her beautifully original debut poetry collection. Shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General’s Award, Deepwater Vee is itself a boat, sailing on Siebert’s 10 years as a professional guide on rivers from Alaska to Baffin Island, including the desecrated North Saskatchewan and Athabasca. Her words carry us to the heart of wilderness landscapes and reveal startling new ways of understanding them. The poems in this collection evoke Siebert’s journeys with a surge of language that runs at times with a deep, measured fluidity, then dives into sudden chutes of unexpected metaphors or dark realities.
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CPAWS unveils Caribou Ninja

Ottawa – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pushing the power of the Internet for not-for-profit organizations by unveiling a new video game on Youtube. Designed to spread awareness of woodland caribou threats and entertain, the game challenges players to become a Caribou Ninja as they’re matched up against caribou-seeking villains.

Over 3,400 acres conserved in southern Ontario’s Carolinian Ecosystem

Toronto – The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, a private family foundation, has made possible the preservation and restoration of more than 3,400 acres of Carolinian Canada land in the Norfolk region of southwestern Ontario, one of the most biologically diverse regions of Canada. Through a donation to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, these lands will…

Bring Back the Wild

Woodbridge, Ontario – Earth Rangers, a charitable organization dedicated to educating children about biodiversity loss and empowering them to take action, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Canada is thrilled to announce the launch of Bring Back the Wild™ an innovative kid-powered fundraising campaign. The Bring Back the Wild campaign is designed to help…