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Own land in Elgin County?  Volunteer to include your land in the Elgin Natural Heritage Inventory, set to launch in spring 2014.

Join Carolinian Canada Coalition and its many local partners in a three-year Natural Heritage Inventory for Elgin County starting in spring 2014.

Landowners like you are essential to the conservation and protection of species at risk and their habitats.  By enhancing your property for wildlife you can contribute to Ontario’s biodiversity.  

If you are interested in donating your time to an environmental cause, there are many local, provincial and national groups that you can join. Some focus on education, advocacy, land conservation, and more.


In the Carolinian life zone, we share our land with a vast mix of wild plants and animals. In terms of species diversity, we are the richest in the country. But we are also home to 1/3 of Canada's Species at Risk.

Using natural gardening techniques can limit negative impacts on the environment. Chemicals don’t just rid your garden of weeds and pests, they can also kill native animals and impact the surrounding ecosystem...

Many people feed wildlife either on purpose (to see animals up close) or by accident (improper disposal of food waste), but they may not realize that this can have negative consequences for both wildlife and people...


Although it can sometimes be tempting to take a wild animal as a pet, did you know that it is illegal to take many of our native Ontario species into captivity? This includes all Species at Risk, like turtles, as well as more common mammals like raccoons...

There are many opportunities for members of the public to play an important role in scientific research. Citizen science programs use networks of volunteers to record observations across broad geographic areas over long periods to time to answer important questions about species...

Carolinian Canada is a network of leaders growing healthy landscapes for a green future in the Carolinian Zone in the spirit and practice of reconciliation.

Carolinian Canada will make every effort to provide assistance making materials accessible on request. Contact for more information

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