Hike on October 15, 2016: The Alton Grange, Caledon

Join the OHI and the Alton Grange Association at 10 am Saturday October 15 for a hike through the forest and along the boardwalk of this provincially significant wetland. See Alton Grange for the location and a thorough description of the highly varied...

Slipping into the Anthropocene

Most people seem preoccupied with transitioning into fall: getting back to normal routines while the daylight dwindles. Those of us who obsess about ecology see more ominous shadows. Geologists appear to have reached a consensus that human impacts on Earth are so...

OHI Comments on C A Act Review

The review of the Conservation Authorities Act is proceeding and the OHI has provided further comments. An initial stage of public consultation focused on a concept paper outlining key issues. A second stage of comments closed on Friday, Sept 9, soliciting input on...

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...