We are working on compiling resources to assist Canadian landowners in the A2A region with practical ideas, technical advice, and funding options, so we can work together in preserving the natural integrity of the land. These resources will include:
> Stewardship Agreements & Plans
> Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
> Forest Certification
> Environmental Farm Plan
> Property Donations
If you would like to help this work progress, donate here. These resources will include both Canadian and American content. In the meantime, get in touch if you're a landowner looking for resources.
Wildlife Friendly Waterfront
How wildlife-friendly is your waterfront? Test your knowledge of waterfront conservation and learn about improvements you can make to protect wildlife on our shared landscape.
This brochure contains stories from local landowners and practical information about natural debris, pesticides and insecticides, septic tanks, and more.
Download the brochure to read how two members of the Lake Clear Property Owners' Association rallied their neighbours to work together in restoring their lake.
Created in partnership with Charleston Lake Association, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council, Gananoque River Waterways Association, Donner Canadian Foundation, The WaterShed, Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations, Thousand Islands Area Residents' Association, Living By Water Project, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Valley, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.
Fire in Oak Systems
Abstract: Guidelines for using prescribed fire to regenerate and restore upland oak forests, woodlands, and savannas in eastern North America were developed by synthesizing the results of more than 100 scientific publications. The first four chapters provide background information on the values of oak ecosystems, eastern fire history, oak’s adaptations to fire, and the findings of fire-oak research conducted over the past 50 years. The final chapter synthesizes that background information into guidelines that explain how to use prescribed fire to facilitate oak seedling establishment, release oak reproduction from competing mesophytic hardwoods, and rehabilitate open oak woodlands, oak savannas, and scrub oak communities. A reference section is also provided for readers desiring to delve more deeply into the associations between periodic fire and oak forests, woodlands, and savannas. Download the report here.
Climate change already is having significant impacts on the nation’s species and ecosystems, and these effects are projected to increase considerably over time. As a result, climate change is now a primary lens through which conservation and natural resource management must be viewed. How should we prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change on wildlife and their habitats? What should we be doing differently in light of these climatic shifts, and what actions continue to make sense? Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice offers guidance for designing and carrying out conservation in the face of a rapidly changing climate. Download the National Wildlife Federation report here.
Shoreline Stewardship Resources
Everything you need to know about buffers,
mulching, erosion, wells, septic tanks, permitting, invasive species, Lyme Disease, and more
Download our info booklet
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