All OFNC activities – the excursions and meetings, the publications, the bird count, the Macoun Club, etc. – depend on the continued existence of a natural environment where the astonishing happenings we call “nature” can continue to happen. The Conservation Committee’s job is to be alert to human influences that are damaging to the natural environment and to advise OFNC members and the executive about what actions we can take, both as individuals and collectively.
Past conservation “campaigns”
- Larose Forest
- Petrie Islands
- The Leitrim Wetlands
- The Alfred Bog
The OFNC Conservation is planning a series of annual “Biothons” at significant natural areas in the Ottawa region. This ambitious new initiative was launched at Constance Bay in 2014.
- Constance Bay Biothon link to (http://ofnc.zenideas.ca/conservation/ConstanceBay/index.php)
A guide to road ecology in Ontario. Ontario Road Ecology Group, Toronto Zoo. 2010.
The social and economic values of Canada’s urban forests: a national synthesis.
You can help
Bumblebee Watch – Report your sightings and add your photos of bumble bees to this continent-wide effort to understand more about these species and prevent their decline.
Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas – help track the distribution and trends in turtle, snake, salamander, and frog numbers across the province.
Neighbourhood Batwatch – Learn about bats, report your sightings to this national program organized by the Quebec provincial Ministère des Forêts de la Faune et des Parcs and the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science.