Significant Progress on Land Use Planning

In May, the Ontario government released its preferred direction on the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review. The OHI is frankly thrilled with progress in three specific aspects. These are: The requirement for watershed planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH);...

New Headwater Hikes for 2016

Sometimes, it helps to just get outside. This is as true for those of us who work for improvements to environmental policies and program as it is for anyone stressed by those aspects of life that can overwhelm even Dr Phil. For the former, we are pleased to announce...

Happy Spring, 2016

People often try to hurry along the seasons, even as we are changing them. Longer days and the hint of more heat tantalize people living south of Highway 7. In our upland headwater areas, the sap is flowing but the water still freezes at night, sometimes making...

OHI comments on draft Lake Superior LAMP

The OHI today submitted comments to the US and Canadian governments on the draft 2015 Lake Superior LAMP – the lakewide action and management plan. Our comments highlight the need for an adaptive watershed management framework and for a Monitoring-to-Stewardship...

The Paris Accord

The Paris Accord of 2015 represents a real beginning – at last. It has not been easy. On a broad scale, the trail was blazed by so many, including John Muir, Jack Miner, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Dr Theo Colburn, and Alex King, as we slowly realized that we...