|The Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club
The Conservation Committee monitors the Ontario government's Environmental Registry and responds to issues that pertain to the Ottawa region or to the overall environment.
EBR-012-9170: Asking the ministry to go farther than restricting the capture of Snapping Turtles and end this practice completely
EBR-012-8004: Minto Communities' request for an overall benefit permit to adversely affect Blanding’s Turtle habitat by constructing a residential development in Stittsville
Conservation Committee members are also writing blog posts about environmental action YOU can take in your own backyard: see Conservation how tos
All OFNC activities - the excursions and meetings, the publications, the bird count, the Macoun Club, etc. - depend on the continued existence of a natural environment where the astonishing happenings we call "nature" can continue to happen.
The Conservation Committee's job is to be alert to human influences that are damaging to the natural environment and to advise OFNC members and the executive about what actions we can take, both as individuals and collectively. We also make written submissions.
Past conservation "campaigns"