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EBC's Annual General Meeting September 20th at 12pm!

September 15, 2020 — EBC's Annual General Meeting will take place on September 20th at 12pm. All members and the general public are welcome!   If you want to learn more about EBC and our successes over the year, please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/escarpment-biosphere-conservancys-annual-general-meeting-2020-tickets-121088628347?fbclid=IwAR0X6RXRK7Ch7C4xHIC3sxGpn6sCQjv9XVaHr4rxnUReKMbuZ1tVNTgZkLQ   Details of how to enter the Zoom event are in the Eventbrite description as well as in...

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EBC collaborates with the Ontario Land Trust Alliance

August 25, 2020 — Earlier this month, EBC collaborated with Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) on a site visit to assess our Phillips Peel Property. The property is located in the town of Mapleton in Wellington County. We used OLTA's Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Tool to determine the impact of climate change on our property and our conservation efforts. This in turn will enable...

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Species of the month

Species of the month: The Golden Eagle

August 25, 2020 — The Golden Eagle is one of the largest, fastest, and most agile raptors in North America. They have also been spotted on our Page and Palmer Reserve! Conservation status: Endangered  Identifying features: Dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their heads and necks. 33 to 38 inches in length and wingspan is 6 to 7.5 feet  Behaviour: Usually mate monogamously for life...

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Featured Reserve Bidwell Bog - August 2020

August 18, 2020 — Nature Reserve of the Month: Bidwell Bog (Manitoulin Island)Bidwell Bog is a unique reserve that has a rare savannah landscape and a bog. This property has a beautiful hiking trail close to our Cup and Saucer reserve.History: This property was purchased in two parts. The first, in 2006 (329 acres) followed by another in 2007 (53 acres). The combined total...

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spotted turtle update

Spotted Turtle Campaign Update!

August 12, 2020 — Thank you so much to the landowner who is offering the Spotted Turtle habitat for half its appraised value and for the generous donations we have received from all of you! We are so very close to saving one of the last 25 sites in Ontario that is home to the Endangered Spotted Turtle! There is still time to support...

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Volunteer of the month - Justin Keszei (July 2020)

August 11, 2020 — Meet Justin Keszei! Justin is a wildlife technician and saw volunteering with the EBC as an opportunity to do meaningful, productive work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  His role is primarily to take inventory of all wildlife on EBC properties with special emphasis on species at risk as well as initiating a bioacoustic survey component for bird species assessment. Prior to his...

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Name that Newsletter Competition

Name that Newsletter Competition!

August 11, 2020 — EBC is looking for a name for our monthly digital newsletter, and we would love your help! If you would like to take part, please email suggestions to Hannah Jowett, our Community Outreach and Educational Coordinator, Hannah.Jowett@escarpment.ca   The EBC team will then choose the winner who will be announced in September's newsletter. The submitter of the chosen entry will...

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Featured Reserve Cup and Saucer - July 2020

August 11, 2020 — RANKED NO.1 ON TRIP ADVISOR FOR NATURE ACTIVITIES ON MANITOULIN ISLAND!   History: The Cup and Saucer was one of EBC's first nature reserves. 300 acres were acquired in 1999 with an additional purchase of 45 Acres in 2001. There are over 8 kms of hiking trails through deciduous forest, over rocky outcrops ending at towering cliffs with views over...

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Spotted Turtle

Help save the Spotted Turtle this June!

June 17, 2020 — Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2020 The Spotted Turtle is one of Ontario's smallest turtles. In the last 40 years, their numbers have drastically declined - 75% of the recorded 109 sites with occurrences of this species have had no recorded sightings in 20 years. EBC is working hard to acquire a parcel of land located right on the shore of Lake Huron that...

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New Spring Precipice 2020 now here!

May 8, 2020 — We are excited to announce that the 47th issue of Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy's Newsletter is now available!  Click here to view EBC's Spring 2020 Precipice and read about the wonderful work EBC has recently accomplished as we enter our 3rd decade! To stay up to date and receive future newsletters sent directly to your inbox click below to signup or...

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EBC Executive Director's Cottage Life Show Presentation

March 16, 2020 — Due to COVID-19, the presentation and question and answer session scheduled for Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 5 pm has been postponed until further notice.   Upon rescheduling, a notice will be posted to the website.   Bob Barnett, Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy's Executive Director was to present at the Toronto Spring Cottage Life Show on the topic of "Preserve Your Land, Protect...

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Cape Hurd - Barney Lake

Featured Reserve Cape Hurd - Barney Lake

January 29, 2020 — Featured Nature Reserve of the month: Cape Hurd - Barney Lake History: Barney Lake Nature Reserve is located on the Northern Bruce Peninsula, near Tobermory. It is over 400 acres and was acquired by EBC over a number of years beginning in 2002. After acquiring the lake as part of a 300-acre acquisition donated by a family in Owen Sound,...

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