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The year ahead


Sleuthing for salamanders in 2015

We had a banner year for nature in 2015 thanks to the strong support of our members, sponsors, friends and followers. Now we’re looking ahead! Here’s a sneak peak at some of the work planned for 2016.

Running new monitoring projects for wildlife conservation

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Working with teams of scientists, partners, and volunteers to build a citizen science directory

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Working with Forest Stewardship Council to protect the boreal forest


Boreal forest; Credit: Phil CC BY- NC-ND 2.0

Galvanizing the Youth Council to develop plans for conservation campaigns and events


Action planning at the 2015 Youth Summit; Credit: Brendan Toews

Hosting our seventh Youth Summit for Biodiversity

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Photographing a praying mantis at the 2015 Youth Summit; Credit: Brendan Toews

Advocating for a strong pollinator health strategy


Monarch on milkweed; Credit: Canadian Pacific CC BY-NC 2.0

Supporting strong legislation to protect wetlands


Wye Marsh; Credit: The Forest Vixen CC  BY 2.0

Standing up for endangered species legislation


Bobolink; Credit: Steven Kersting CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Urging the government to act quickly to grow the Greenbelt

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Last but not least, this year Ontario Nature is celebrating 85 years of conservation in Ontario!

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Ram’s head lady slipper; Credit: Green Optics

Celebrations will begin with our Annual Gathering, The Bruce Beckons, to be held in beautiful Red Bay, Ontario.

Stay tuned for more information on the 85 outdoor events that will be held by Ontario Nature member groups across Ontario as part of our anniversary celebrations.


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A shot in the dark


Empowering Ontario’s young leaders


  1. Congratulations on your 2015 accomplishments. Have a productive 2016!

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