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2012 MSC


2012 Theme: Live With Nature

Saturday, April 28, 2012

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Nipissing University – Muskoka Campus

2012 MSC Flyer








A View from the Water: Lessons from the Environmental History of Muskoka’s Shoreline
Andrew Watson, PhD Candidate, York University




Land Theme


Our Demographic Destiny: What Population Statistics Can Tell Us About Muskoka’s Present and Future   (with Notes)
Summer Valentine, District Municipality of Muskoka


Huntsville’s Unity Plan: Towards a Sustainable Community
Scott Aitchison, Town of Huntsville


Promoting Wildlife Diversity in Your Woodlot    (with Notes)
Lynn Landriault, Ministry of Natural Resources


Invasive Plant Species
Rachel Gagnon, Ontario Invasive Plant Council



Water Theme


FOCA Programs: Individual Action for Global Impacts
Terry Rees, Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations


Work Permits and Shoreline Development
Ariel Zwicker, Ministry of Natural Resources


Application of Ontario’s Lake Capacity Model – Science, Challenges and Alternative Approaches
Neil Hutchinson, Hutchinson Environmental Services Ltd.


Applying the Lake Capacity Model – A Holistic Approach to Planning in Muskoka
Judi Brouse, District Municipality of Muskoka


Living With Beavers
Todd Cairns, Ministry of Natural Resources



Species at Risk Theme


Habitat Types in Muskoka
Dirk Janas, Beacon Environmental




Birds at Risk in Muskoka
Jan McDonnell, Ministry of Natural Resources




Snakes (and Skink) at Risk in Muskoka
Rob Willson, Riverstone Environmental





Troubling Times for Our Turtles    (with Notes)
Glenda Clayton, Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve




Water Management and Implications to the Moon River Walleye Spawning Population
Eric McIntyre, Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council




The Andrew Daniels Fish Stewardship Program in Lake of Bays: Tragedy Spawns a Living Legacy
George Daniels, Andrew Daniels Fish Stewardship Program