Quantitivate Impact by Focus Area
Youth, Awareness and Education
- Published The Land Between, Encounters on the Shield Book through Fitzhenry and Whiteside
- 300 presentations to audiences, including schools, across the region
- Created curriculums for all elementary schools and across subjects
- Planning Recognition in federal and municipal strategies
- Created the Turtle Guardians Program and recruited and trained 800 volunteers including 396 children and youth
Climate Change, Good Governance, Economic Development
- Assessed Food Security across the region
- Produced a guide to green and alternative building options www.buildingbetween.ca
- Produced a Mobile tourism app
- Held Knowledge Circles across the region within 4 areas with 120 individuals
- Held Knowledge Circles in schools across the region reaching 8 classes
- Created inclusive governance curriculums
- Gathered data for 2700 lakes
- Analyzed trends in lake health and highlighted issues and priority areas
- Created an ecolabel program and suite of tools to support lake health www.bluelakes.ca
- Created a Blue Lakes mobile app
- Restored 1000s of acres of shoreland in partnership with landowners and municipalities
- Georefernced and mapped 10,000 wetlands to complete the wetland layer for Ontario's Highlands
- Support for the Aquatic Blueprint for the District of Muskoka
- Created a comprehensive Species at Risk Conservation strategy for the region
- Modelled a Conservation Blueprint of high priority lands for securement, stewardship and restoration for the region
- Modelled suitable Species at Risk habitats across the region for snakes, birds, turtles, and the eastern wolf.
- Worked with harvesters and biologists to understand the issues related to the wolf, hybrid and coyote- and ongoing effort.
- Created habitat stewardship plans for landowners across 600 acres- and ongoing effort
- Researched insect biomass for Nightjars and aerial insectivores - ongoing effort
- Researched road mortality rates, local population trends, hotspots for turtles at risk- ongoing effort
- Installed a pilot turtle underpass fencing project in Gooderham
- Installed Motus tracking towers for birds
- Incubated and released at site ~9800 turtle hatchlings- ongoing effort
Culture and Identity, Indigenous and Local Knowledge
- Supported the development and operations of the Curve Lake Cultural Centre from 2006 to 2018
- Worked with Indigenous elders and knowledge holders to chronicle and assess the history and status of hte American Eel
- Worked with Curve Lake First Nation and Canadian Archives to create the Land Stories map; an interactive cultural map related to our shared history within the region
- Worked with Indigenous communities to gather and share traditional knowledge (internally and externally) related to Species at Risk
- The Land Between, Encounters on the Edge of the Shield book which chronicles and features cultural heritage assets across the region
- 4 years of research to produce the Land Between documentary series
- Production of the My First Shot movie, to explore the history and culture of hunting
- Securing support for the preservation of the Donald Standard Chemical Distribution building
- Founding and incubating an Anishinaabeg Land Trust for Canada
Impact by Numbers
Turtle eggs rescued and hatchlings released across Blandings, Snapper, and Painted turtles.
Meters of shoreland naturalized to restore habitat, reduce erosion, and protect our waters.
Volunteers trained across our citizen science programs in invasive species removal, turtle conservation, and more.
Turtle underpass and fencing pilot underway to assist turtles in crossing the road in high-traffic areas.
Motus radio receiver towers installed to aid with Whip-poor-will research, a species-at-risk.
- Attached report
Questionnaires and Surveys
- Attached report
- Turtle Guardians
- Blue Lakes
- Knowledge Circles
- Shoreland Gardens
Our major successes from 2021
2021 was a year of growth for The Land Between charity! We grew our staff and as well as our roster of projects and were able to make undeniable progress to preserving this globally unique landscape. All of our projects have been made possible through the hard work of our COO Leora Berman, our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, partners, funders, donors and you!