Important Survey on Ontario Conservation Authorities

The Toronto Field Naturalists have recently submitted comments to an online survey hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) about the role of our province’s conservation authorities (CAs).  But with numerous developer-sponsored lobbying groups pushing to limit the scope and mandate of conservation authorities, it is vital that individual Ontarians speak out as well in support of the role our CAs play in protecting nature.

The ministry’s survey asks for input on conservation authority programs, the conservation authority model, their planning and permitting roles as well as how they’re governed and whether or not they are effective partners. You only have until March 13 to fill out the survey yourself and stress the important work being done by conservation authorities to protect and restore natural lands and biodiversity.  Examples and personal observations would be especially helpful.

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The Toronto Field Naturalists wish to acknowledge this land through which we walk. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga of the Credit River. Today it is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be on this land.