“We need to preserve as much of Muskoka’s unique environment as we possibly can.”
You’re right. And we couldn’t agree more.
There’s no silver bullet. But there are solutions.
We identify environmental threats, develop practical science-based solutions, and connect with policy-makers to put these solutions in place. We also cultivate an awareness of these threats and solutions through educational outreach within the Muskoka community.
Why? The reason is simple:
It’s all about championing ongoing wise management to protect the present and future health of the Muskoka watershed. So that those who live in, visit and love the Muskoka watershed can continue to enjoy this natural ecosystem forever.
You Can Only Manage What You Measure.
Here’s what the ongoing wise management of your watershed looks like in action:
Research and monitor appropriate environmental indicators within the Muskoka watershed in order to detect changes in or from those baseline conditions and identify any emerging threats.
Connect with the Muskoka community and policy-makers in order to:
- Gather input on what you value about your watershed.
- Seek knowledge on the environmental conditions you see and share the knowledge that environmental scientists are developing.
- Gather feedback on whether or not you are happy with current environmental conditions.
- Seek advice and support for the preferred solutions.
Track the status and trends of threats to the Muskoka watershed. Evaluate the effectiveness of remedial actions taken to fix the problems.
Research to fill gaps in the understanding of the causes of environmental deterioration, threats of deterioration, and where the cause-effect linkages are not yet understood.
Prevent developing problems from getting worse. Remediate problems that are already serious. Follow up to evaluate the success of restorative interventions.