Monday, January 24, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
- Muskoka Heritage Foundation brochure: "Help Preserve Our Night Sky"
- Muskoka Watershed Council technical bulletin: "Dark Sky Lighting"
- Learn more about the Torrance Barrens, Dark Sky Reserve
- Visit the International Dark Sky Association website
Monday, January 10, 2011
The talk will focus on the Law of the Sea Projects in the Arctic and Eastern Canada, which is gathering solid scientific data to support Canada’s claim to the extended continental shelf in the Arctic. This data will be forwarded to the United Nations by December 2013 – will determine how far Canada’s continental shelf extends in the seabed under the melting ice.
WHO: Julian Goodyear, director of the Law of the Sea Projects for Fisheries and Oceans Canada
WHEN: Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Nipissing University Muskoka Campus, Bracebridge
Reservations not necessary – first come, first serve.No charge for event.
For more information call Arlie Freer at 645-4585
Do some reading before you go:Canada's Arctic Foreign Policy Statement
or the full version here
For a different viewpoint try this article
There are also lots of books on this topic, including Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
Their website is a platform on which to celebrate the actions people take to sustainable manage the world’s forests.
Muskoka has beautiful forests- and some shining examples of sustainable management. In 2011, the blog will write often about sustainable forestry. Check back often!
What techniques are you using on your property to manage your forest or woodlot sustainably?