Category Archives: What’s New

Resources Available Through the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA)

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) has developed various educational and outreach materials as well as resources for program development, with a focus on agricultural stewardship in Ontario. The resources described below are downloadable at www.ontariosoilcrop.org/en/programs/resources.htm. Species at Risk … Continue reading

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Water Management and Wetland Restoration Course Celebrates 20 Years

The 20th anniversary celebration of the Water Management and Wetland Restoration Course will be held the fall of 2015 in the Ottawa region. This course has received high praise from hundreds of course participants over its’ 20 year history. It … Continue reading

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50 Million Tree Program: Forests Ontario and Partners Review 2015 Activities and Plan for 2016

The government of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program was established in 2007 to re-green settled landscapes, with a pledge to plant 50 million trees across the province by 2025. The program is led by Trees Ontario, the forest restoration arm … Continue reading

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Landowners Collaborating for Biodiversity – Stewardship Sessions at the Ontario Biodiversity Summit

Over 300 people gathered in Niagara Falls, from May 19 – 22 to celebrate Ontario’s biodiversity and talk about ways to better protect it. The 2015 State of Ontario Biodiversity Report was released and provided a foundation for understanding the … Continue reading

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Weathering Change – Navigating a New Climate is theme for Latornell Conservation Symposium 2015

There is no longer a debate about whether or not climate change is happening but rather what actions we can take to navigate the new normal. This year’s Latornell Conservation Symposium will explore the climate change impacts we are seeing … Continue reading

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Lake Simcoe and South-Eastern Georgian Bay Community Stewardship: Helping Landowners to Improve Water Quality and Habitats

Early in 2013, Environment Canada released eligibility and proposal guidelines for the Lake Simcoe and South-east Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund.  Up to $30 million in funding would be dedicated to water quality and habitat improvement activities and programs across this … Continue reading

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Proposed Great Lakes Protection Act

On February 18, 2015 the Ontario Government re-introduced legislation to protect the Great Lakes. The proposed Great Lakes Protection Act was posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry for a 60-day comment period on this date, closing on April … Continue reading

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Stewardship Field Trip at the Ontario Biodiversity Summit 2015

Stewardship in Action: what landowners are doing Organizers: Stewardship Network of Ontario (Suzanne Barrett) and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (Jocelyn Baker) Friday May 22, 2015 8:30 am – 2:00 pm (assemble at 8:15 am for departure at 8:30 am sharp!) … Continue reading

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Attend the Ontario Biodiversity Summit 2015 May 19-22 in Niagara Falls, ON

Attend the Ontario Biodiversity Summit May 19-22nd in Niagara Falls Ontario. Join hundreds of people and participate in this Summit – the first of its kind in Ontario – to learn more about the state of biodiversity in our province … Continue reading

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Gathering of Stewardship Councils in Central Ontario

On Saturday October 4, 2014, the Stewardship Network of Ontario (SNO) and the Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network hosted a forum in Newmarket for stewardship councils in Central Ontario. It was one of a series of meetings in Ontario to share … Continue reading

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