Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

How are you celebrating Earth Day?

For some reason, I have been thinking a lot lately about the connections between the Muskoka Stewardship Program and biodiversity. Ecological diversity to be sure, as the actions landowners will undertake to conserve the ecological features of their land contribute to the well being of the systems on their property in a biological sense.
But what about community diversity? How does our learning about and from our land in a biological sense influence how we interact with our community of neighbours? Certainly the answer will be different for each landowner depending on the interests she has on her property and her relationship with her neighbours.

I think it will be exciting to notice the interactions that take place between neighbours during the course of this field season. It is my hope that we can encourage neighbours to be partners in their conservation efforts. Although our land can be separated by property lines, it is ultimately connected through the flora and fauna that exist there. The potential for these beings to connect us with our neighbours is an exciting prospect for community partnership in conservation through private stewardship.

Happy Earth Day!
In Stewardship,

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