EBC News


Thanks for the memories!

March 23, 2023 — Dear EBC Supporters, As announced, Bob Barnett is no longer Executive Director of Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC). He and his wife, long-time volunteer, Anna Barnett, have built a highly functional machine that will continue to flourish based on their vision. We thank Bob and Anna for their advanced planning, expertise, and continued guidance. Bob, Ted Cowan, Robert Wilson, the late...

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Announcement about Bob Barnett

March 15, 2023 — Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) announces that its Executive Director, Bob Barnett, is stepping away from his leadership role with the conservancy.  Bob is a founding EBC director. Bob and his wife, Anna Barnett, have selflessly devoted their professional lives to EBC since its inception in 1997. Bob and Anna have been easing this transition, by remaining as two of EBC’s...

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Save the Monarchs! Order FREE Milkweed Seeds Now!

March 14, 2023 — Monarch larvae feed exclusively on milkweed!   Register before April 1st and we’ll send you Milkweeds seeds, FREE!! Plant 4 to 10 milkweed plants in a patch of garden and welcome the Monarchs to their new homes in the spring. Without Milkweed, there are NO Monarchs, so this is important work!   Register here: tinyurl.com/EBCMonarchs   We appreciate donations of...

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We're hiring! Office & Accounts Manager

March 4, 2023 — EBC is hiring an Office and Accounts Manager for a regular, full time Toronto based, hybrid position. Annual Salary: $45-60K per annum, depending on experience. 3-month probationary period. To view the job description please click here! If you are interested, please submit resumes and cover letters by March 10th at 8pm.    

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animal tracking

Animal Tracking Event - March 4th 12pm-2pm

March 4, 2023 — Join us for an afternoon of winter animal tracking with Jeff Kinchen on March 4th at EBC's Ashman Nature Reserve, near Wiarton! Experience the beauty and mystery of winter wilderness with our wildlife tracking program. Immerse yourself in the art of observing and recognizing the subtle clues nature leaves behind. From tracking animals to understanding their habits and behaviors, this...

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Latest BioSphere Out Now - February 2023!

March 1, 2023 — Latest BioSphere Newsletter out now! Check out our most recent accomplishments here.

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Celebrate National Hot-Chocolate Day - Snowshoe with us!

February 18, 2023 — Celebrate #NationalHotChocolateDay by joining us for an afternoon of snowshoeing and hot chocolate at Mooi Nature Reserve on February 18th from 12-2pm. Explore the unique blend of woodland, wetland, and the North Spey River while snowshoeing, and warm up with a delicious hot chocolate afterwards.   Whether you're a nature lover, winter adventurer, or just seeking a relaxing escape, this...

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Take Action Now - Ontario budget - Deadline February 10th!

February 8, 2023 — Ontario Budget 2023! It’s time to mobilize: Ontario budget 2023 consultations are now open and Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTAs) action page is live! Click here to view how you can help. Take action by February 10th!

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Latest BioSphere Out Now! January, 2023!

February 1, 2023 — To view EBC's latest updates and accomplishments, please read January's newsletter by clicking here!

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Volunteer of the Month: Tyler Miller (January 2023)

January 24, 2023 — 1) How did you learn about EBC? I have long been familiar with the EBC and the work this land trust does. One of my first memories of being aware of the organization was when I met the founder, Bob Barnett, at an environmental conference many years ago.   2) What made you want to volunteer with EBC? Land trusts...

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Latest BioSphere out Now! December, 2022

January 1, 2023 — Click here to view EBC's latest accomplishments and updates for December 2022.

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great blue heron

Species of the Month: Great blue heron (December, 2022)

December 31, 2022 — The Great blue heron is a majestic bird known for its impressive size and unique physical characteristics.   Defining Characteristics: - Stands over 1 meter tall - Weighs approximately 2.5 kilograms - these birds are the largest heron species in Canada! - The length of its limbs influences its movements, allowing it to fly with slow, deep wing beats and...

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Volunteer of the Month: Melanie Hunt (December, 2022)

December 30, 2022 — Melanie knew about EBC for many years as someone who is a lover of the great outdoors and enjoys hiking. She saw informational signs about our organization on different trails that she hikes regularly. It was last year, when EBC's Heaven's Gate was conserved, that Melanie became more aware of the work that we do in the area she lives...

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Nature Reserve(s) of the Month: Stein Properties (December 2022)

December 29, 2022 — This month, we are celebrating a collection of properties on which we have conservation agreements, thanks to Amy Stein who entrusted us with their protection and stewardship. There are 5 properties in total spanning over 440 acres located within Grey County and Wellington which we obtained this month. A further two properties from Stein will hopefully be secured in the...

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Executive Director interviewed by CBC - December 10th, 2022

December 12, 2022 — EBC's Executive Director, Robert Barnett, was interviewed by French CBC last week on biodiversity and what land trusts can do towards COP 15 targets. EBC now protects 215 preserves in Southern Ontario providing habitat for 70 species at risk, sequestering carbon to curb greenhouse warming  (800,000 tonnes so far). 100 kms of EBC trail. 25 km of Lake Huron shore plus 20...

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Precipice - Fall 2022 Newsletter Out Now!

December 5, 2022 — Click here to view our latest Precipice Newsletter - Fall 2022!

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BioSphere November Newsletter Out Now!

November 30, 2022 — Click here to view our latest updates and accomplishments!

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giving tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday!

November 29, 2022 — Today's the day! Giving Tuesday. Have your donation go further TODAY, November 29th.   Your $75 becomes $150 on Giving Tuesday. What is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, taking place each year after Black Friday. “Opening day of the giving season,” when charities, companies and individuals rally for favourite causes. In the same way, retailers push Black Friday,...

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online auction

Online silent auction goes live! Today - 10am!

November 28, 2022 — EBC's online silent auction goes live TODAY at 10am Eastern Time! View our list of nature experiences available to bid on here: https://www.32auctions.com/wildfuturescampaign   How can I bid on an item? To set up an account is quick and little information is required. Click here to see how: https://www.32auctions.com/users/new   What are we fundraising for? EBC is fundraising for our...

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Species of the Month: Eastern White Cedar (November, 2022)

November 22, 2022 — The eastern white cedar is also commonly known as the northern white cedar, swamp cedar or arborvitae (meaning tree of life). It is a coniferous tree that is native to Canada spanning from Manitoba to the easterly provinces. It can be typically found in sphagnum bogs, in swampy areas or in very shallow dry soils where limestone is the predominant...

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