What the knowledge of how trees communicate means for forest conservation

By Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) Staff  Japanese people are generally familiar with shinrin-yoku or forest bathing — the practice of being immersed in a forest. In Germany, the concept is referred to as Waldsehligkeit, a feeling of profound well-being that comes from being surrounded by trees. But where does this impact originate, from the […]

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What should we do about invasive species?

by Julie Sveinson Pelc Manager of Stewardship Programs, Nature Conservancy of Canada (Manitoba) Invasive alien species (IAS) have been identified as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. It’s therefore no surprise that controlling and eradicating them is one of the top priorities for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Manitoba Region. IAS are defined […]

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Invasivore Menu: If you can’t beat them, eat them!

Guest post by Nature Conservancy of Canada blogger Carly Dow *NOTE: As with any edible plant, use extreme caution in ensuring the proper identification, harvesting method, and use before consuming. Getting rid of invasive species has never been more…delicious. Invasive species management as a whole is extremely complex; however, cooking with certain edible invasives is […]

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