- Some Monarch Butterfly Populations Are Rising. Is It Enough to Save Them? — Natural History Wanderings
- Restoration in the Santa Monica Mountains —The World’s Largest Urban National Park — Natural History Wanderings
- Noonan’s May 18th Hike in the Rouge
- Terry Whittam Memorial Hike on May 11th…
- Terry Whittam Memorial Hike
- Noonan’s May 5th Hike in the Rouge
- Jan’s Photos from Hike in Bob Hunter Park
- Noonan’s April 20th Hike in the Rouge
- Noonan’s April 13th Hike in the Rouge
- Noonan’s April 6th Hike in the Rouge
Category Archives: Poaching
Hemlock reishi, or Hemlock varnish shelf, is clearly being poached as the attached photo evidences. They are safe to eat but quite woody.
Poachers will often varnish these to preserve (to sell?).
Controversy still surrounds the continued unwillingness of the Ontario Provincial Government to honour its commitment to transfer the Ontario-owned Rouge Park lands to the Parks Canada Rouge National Urban Park program.
It is an absolute that environmental protection under Parks Canada is and will be far superior to anything the province is able or prepared to do (essentially nothing at this point-in-time).
Parks Canada has a world-wide reputation for public lands protection and many other jurisdictions use Parks Canada standards as a benchmark for their own!
The lands already formally part of Rouge National Urban Park are already being re-habilitated, and protected from poaching, vandalism and other misuses. And the Class 1 farmlands within the Park boundaries are guaranteed protection from development and other undesirable purposes. These will continue to be farmlands!
We should all ask our Provincial representative why is the Province stalling on honouring its commitment…or call Premier Wynne to ask her directly…416-325-1941, or firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information re ‘the Rouge’ please email:
A quick response is guaranteed!
signed ‘Friends of Rouge National Urban Park’…
*Provide targets for restoration in the Rouge watershed
*Restore native ecosystems everywhere possible and practical in the Park
*Reintroduce endangered native species that are no longer evident
*Establish natural resources monitoring and reporting systems
*Protect the Class 1 farm acreages in Rouge Park
*Protect and preserve the cultural and heritage sites found in the valley
*Stop illegal dumping, poaching, vandalism and heritage site destruction and abuse