"True South Wild and Free", an
illustrated talk on the threatened wild life of Canada's Carolinian
zone, is coming to your community.
us to book an event in your community.
True South, Wild & Free will take you on a 20th anniversary tour of
Wild Carolinian Canada – the species, natural areas, habitats and
issues. We’ll look at what we have protected in 20 years and what more
we can do. We will zoom in on how we can use ‘Big Picture’ concepts
in our backyards, communities, and policies to grow a healthy
Carolinian Canada, our nation’s Far South, is our most naturally
diverse Life Zone and our most threatened. Carolinian Canada occupies
less than one percent of this country’s land area, but is home to 25%
of our population, as well as, over 125 federal Species at Risk, more
than any other part of country. The “Big Picture" analysis
applies leading-edge science and mapping to identify a viable goal for
our natural systems and provides Practical Options for the Greening of
Carolinian Canada, do-able solutions across the landscape for
communities and individuals.
Trained as a wildlife biologist, Michelle Kanter has undertaken
conservation work from the tropical forests of northern Australia to
Canada's high Arctic tundra. However, her passion has been conserving
Carolinian species and habitats ‘back home’. At the Nature
Conservancy of Canada, she helped protect some of the best remaining
natural areas in the region including Clear Creek Forest in Chatham-Kent
and Stone Road Alvar on Pelee Island in Essex. As a consultant, she
developed an award-winning community stewardship program and a large
part of her career has focused on working with private landowners, rural
communities, and municipalities, assisting them in ecological
stewardship. She joined Carolinian Canada in October 2003 as Executive
Director and is looking forward to working with local partners on
dynamic programs across the landscape.
the PDF version of this flyer (100K).