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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Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.