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Environmental Stewardship

A Rocha is committed to the conservation and restoration of the natural world through both scientific research and practical conservation projects. Our scientific work provides the strong foundation needed for informed protection and management. Our conservation projects are aimed at slowing or reversing the trends of habitat loss that are affecting many species. In practical terms, this means we are lifting binoculars skyward to conduct bird surveys, removing invasive species in order to restore salmon streams, and collecting data on a myriad of species in BC, Manitoba and Ontario.

At A Rocha we appreciate the strong connection between a healthy environment and the health of the human community. Therefore, where possible, we work with local landowners and residents to understand their concerns and collaborate with them in the good act of stewardship.

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The Beauty of Naming – An Intern Reflection

November 10th, 2018|

by Noah Guthrie The red wheelbarrow sank and heaved, dipped and bucked as I wrestled it downhill. A knot of grass tugged at the wheels. As I pressed through it, I plunged into a rut, [...]

Citizen Science in Gatineau Park

September 24th, 2018|

Over the last few years A Rocha events in Ottawa have tended to be of an educational nature that involved an outdoor activity (e.g., wildflower walk) in Gatineau Park following by a potluck supper and a speaker [...]

Jesse Wildeman: Keeper of the Plants

September 13th, 2018|

Jesse has a BSc. in Forest Resource Management, and a background in tree planting, discipleship ministry, outdoor guiding and leadership training. Most recently, he acquired his certification in Permaculture Design. In addition to supporting and [...]