The Land Between Charity:
What We Do
The Land Between Charity is a grassroots non-government-organization that works to achieve bioregionalism; a sense of place and active broad stewardship that is rooted in the understanding that our wellbeing comes from the land.
We conduct applied collaborative research, conservation projects, educational programming and facilitates public engagement. This is done with the goal of restoring habitats, wildlife populations, cultural assets, and economic pillars across the Land Between bioregion.
2021 was a year of growth for The Land Between Charity! After years of hard work as small team we were finally able to grow our staff and expand our projects! As a result, we were able to make undeniable progress towards preserving this globally unique landscape! All of our successes have been made possible …Read More
With the support of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation in 2021, The Land Between charity and partners, including Watersheds Canada and Botanigals Ecological Consulting, were able to develop tools to support landowners in designing customized native shoreland gardens that are aesthetically-pleasing, functional and support lake health for future generations. We have created a Shoreland …Read More
Road shoulders are very attractive nesting sites for turtles because they have the perfect mixture of sand/gravel for turtles to lay eggs while also providing excellent sun exposure. This, in combination with the fact that turtles have territories with multiple habitat sites that are kilometers large, means that turtles (in particular blanding’s, snapping and painted …Read More
It is that time of the year again…Turtle Guardian calendar time! This year is a blockbuster themed calendar, featuring movies such as Frozen, Star Wars, the Lord of the Rings and more….Meet the team of turtles, in their star performances. These are super-fun and cherished stocking stuffers. All proceeds from sales support: Turtle tunnel installations, …Read More
After many months of planning and partnership-building the time was finally here! We have installed our first Motus Tower in Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve to support bird research in the Highlands, which contributes to tri-national effort! We will now be able to track some bird species that arrive in Haliburton County, and who have …Read More
We are hiring for various positions this fall, starting in mid August to October: Positions include junior field ecologists to sample insects and type wetlands; environmental communications specialists to create and communicate community science programs related to habitats; turtle care workers (Haliburton only) to assist in caring for in house teaching turtles; and charity administration …Read More
We are very grateful to receive a grant from the Johansen-Larsen Foundation to support the creation of an Anishinaabek Land Trust for Ontario. The Land Between is an organization that is formed with 60% Indigenous leadership and where we honour Indigenous Knowledge equal to western science in our programming, research and outreach. We are working …Read More
Hello Friends of the Land Between! My name is Joel Sloggett, and I have taken on the Agricultural Heritage research portfolio. Following an undergraduate degree in business administration (with a specialization in ethics and sustainability), I am a recent graduate of the Sustainability Studies Masters program at Trent University, where I was also board facilitator …Read More
Grace, is an ancient snapping turtle, whose hibernation site is near the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School and feeding grounds extend across 2 lakes at over 40km radius and across busy roads including Highway 118 in Haliburton County. Grace is likely over 125 years old judging by her carapace (upper shell) size, and could be as …Read More
In order to support, conserve, and enhance this important region The Land Between organization takes simple and fundamental strategic actions of:
Foundational Research: Conducting ongoing and pioneering research projects to inform applied actions and solutions in all areas of ecology, economics, and culture. Research projects are integrative and iterative, investigating issues and impacts across sectors in order to understand how each parameter influences the other. Focus areas include biodiversity, development impacts, fish habitats, lake health, cultural assets and features, and more. Visit our Research page.
|Collaborative Conservation and Applied Solutions: Working with partners at all levels across jurisdictions to apply meaningful solutions in the form of stewardship actions in priority areas.|
Facilitating Sustainable Economic Development and Cyclical Economies: Promoting eco-based, cultural and agricultural tourism and a regional identity through marketing the unique assets and providing new opportunities and technologies to explore and celebrate the Land Between, including the Land Stories App, documentary, book, events and destination development. Mapping key agricultural lands and encouraging new farmers, best practices and capacity for local markets. The Land Between also works to promote new skills and knowledge in the third largest sector of building construction and maintenance and to advance green building technologies, permaculture, and reduced footprints.
|Education: Engaging youth and landowners in learning through community science and volunteerism, mentoring, and the development of course curriculums, through workshops, and presentations. Also we provide opportunities for hands on, applied learning in research and stewardship projects.|
|Planning input and support: Providing information and data that result from our relationships and research to support decision-making for landowners, community groups, consultants, and governments; ranging from natural heritage strategies, cultural plans, to Official Plans and Federal documents. We provide forums of exchange, access to experts, case studies and community leaders/models.|
|Cultivating relationships and networks to share Knowledge: Engaging community members, experts, groups, and governments; gathering and sharing information, expertise, and diverse perspectives towards comprehensive understanding of issues and needs. Operating in a Traditional Talking Circle open to the public, without hierarchy. Providing a bridge across divides, a think tank, and knowledge.|