Reports and Publications

GUIDEBOOK: Your Guide to HATSEO Wood Ash Recyling in Muskoka

How would you like to help fix a serious problem in Muskoka’s forests and lakes at no cost to you, while helping to recycle and re-purpose a waste you now generate in your home?

PUBLICATION: Could a residential wood ash recycling programme be part of the solution to calcium decline in lakes and forests in Muskoka (Ontario, Canada)?

One possible solution to the recent decline of calcium (Ca) concentrations in Canadian Shield forests and lakes in eastern North America is the addition of Ca-rich wood ash to watersheds.

REPORT: Is Residential Wood Ash Safe for Use to Help Solve the Calcium Decline Problem in Muskoka?

The overarching goal of the HATSEO project is to evaluate the use of residential wood ash – a readily available waste product – to help solve the Ca decline problem in Muskoka forests and lakes.

REPORT: Solving the Calcium Decline Problem – Insights from a Muskoka Wood Burner’s Questionnaire

Over the past several decades, calcium (Ca) concentrations have been declining in Muskoka lakes and forests. In 2014, The Muskoka Watershed Council’s Report Card highlighted Ca decline as a new environmental..

The Road Salt Threat to Muskoka Lakes: Answering 10 Key Environmental Questions

Road salt represents a threat to the long-term health of Muskoka watersheds. Because Friends of the Muskoka Watershed’s vision is “to protect Muskoka Watersheds Forever”, road salt requires FMW’s attention.

Protecting Our Lakes Forever: Moving from rehabilitation to prevention during a time of climate change

Presented to the Kashagawigamog Lake Association on Tuesday, May 19, 2021.

Limnology 101 and the Pine Lake plan

Presentation by Norman Yan, PhD, at the Pine Lake AGM, June 25, 2017.
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