Piping Plovers Need Your Help!

Park staff at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park are looking for volunteers to assist with protecting recently hatched Piping Plover chicks.

Piping Plovers are one of Canada’s rarest birds and are under immediate threat of extinction. They have been listed as an endangered species and are protected under Ontario’s new Endangered Species Act. Continue reading Piping Plovers Need Your Help!

The Peregrine Falcon: Predator and Survivor

Out of the corner of your eye, a blurred streak catches your attention. You turn to look, but all you see are a few feathers gently floating to the ground. You may have just witnessed a peregrine falcon strike!

The peregrine falcon is known for its ability to silently hunt other birds on the wing, stooping to pluck them out of the sky at up to 300 kilometres per hour….a truly incredible natural phenomenon! And a natural subject for one of Robert Bateman’s four beautiful paintings created for Ontario Parks. Continue reading The Peregrine Falcon: Predator and Survivor

The Woodland Caribou- A Symbol of Ontario’s North

It is not surprising that Robert Bateman chose the woodland caribou as a subject to paint for Ontario Parks. This secretive dweller of the boreal forest is truly a creature of the north. Anyone who sees one of these magnificent creatures in the wild should consider themselves very lucky. Continue reading The Woodland Caribou- A Symbol of Ontario’s North

Protection of Windmill Ranch near Orillia

Prairie SmokeNATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA AND ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE PROTECTION OF WINDMILL RANCH

Globally Threatened Habitat Critical To Survival Of Rare Species

ORILLIA – The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), the Ontario government and other partners have protected the biologically diverse Windmill Ranch on the Carden Alvar, an important habitat for species at risk, Ric Symmes, NCC’s Georgian Bay-Huronia program manager, and Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today. The Carden Alvar is located about an hour and a half northeast of Toronto, near Lake Simcoe. Continue reading Protection of Windmill Ranch near Orillia

Province Restricts Access To Missinaibi Provincial Park

September 7, 2005

PROVINCE RESTRICTS ACCESS TO MISSINAIBI PROVINCIAL PARK
Precautionary Measures Taken To Ensure Public Safety

TORONTO – The Ontario government is restricting access to certain interior areas of Missinaibi Provincial Park as a precautionary measure following a black bear attack on campers there yesterday, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today. Continue reading Province Restricts Access To Missinaibi Provincial Park

Ontario Working to modernize laws that protect provincial parks and natural areas

Legislative Review Process For Parks And Protected Areas Moving Ahead – TORONTO

The Ontario government is moving forward with the legislative review aimed at strengthening the laws that protect Ontario’s provincial parks and other significant natural areas, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay said today. Continue reading Ontario Working to modernize laws that protect provincial parks and natural areas