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Winter in Dundas Valley

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Nanfan Treaty Does Not Exist. It’s a Hoax. The Deer Hunt in Dundas Valey should be illegal.

A baby resident of Dundas Valley – (click on image to see its full size) – photo: author As the winter approaches and soon we will see, again, closed trails and native hunters roaming our conservation area based on a … Continue reading

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City Prohibits Parking along Public Roads to Increase Corporate Profits of the Hamilton Conservation Authority

Yesterday, I walked along one of my favourite hiking trails that begins at the entrance to the Dundas Valley Conservation Area (DVCA) located at the end of Lions Club Road. I have done this for at least three decades. Last … Continue reading

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Deer Hunt in “Conservation” Area Continues, While Access to Once Public Places and Facilities Disappears

The official justification for the annual deer hunt in Dundas Valley Conservation Area (DVCA) has been eliminated and compromised. The alleged deer overpopulation no longer exists and the so called “Nanfan Treaty” turned out to be a historical and legal … Continue reading

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Dundas Valley deer need our help

Click on picture to enlarge it It’s time to stop the killing and to address the real problem – corruption. All the reasons for the annual deer hunt in Dundas Valley, all the stories to justify it, turned out to be either false … Continue reading

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Renewal

In case you’ve missed it: This 2012 video was created and published in response to ridiculous and outrageous statements made to me by one of the top Hamilton Conservation Authority’s officials. I had asked for a meeting to let him … Continue reading

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CPAWS’ Report finds Canada lagging behind other countries on wilderness protection

Dear CPAWS Supporters, On Monday, we released our 7th annual Parks Report assessing Canada’s progress towards its international commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and fresh water by 2020, and to improve the quality of our protected … Continue reading

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Curious forest

June 26:  Young buck west of the Trail Centre.  Photo: L. Biegalski  (Click to enlarge)

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Summary update on outstanding issues

It’s July 2nd and I have not yet received any meaningful replies from my MPP Ted McMeekin, Mayor of Hamilton Fred Eisenberger, or Ward 13 Councillor Arlene VanderBeek regarding construction projects in environmentally sensitive areas of Dundas Valley, violation of construction … Continue reading

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Life will not be defeated!

June 14: Newborn fawn near Merrick Line, DVCA. Photo: L. Biegalski. (Click to enlarge)

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Update 2 – Development and construction in environmentally sensitive parts of Dundas Valley

Deer in Dundas Valley Conservation Area. Photo: Lech Biegalski. (Click to enlarge) In response to my post, Protection of Dundas Valley Deer and Ecosystem Neglected by Officials, I have received an email from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Guelph District … Continue reading

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Protection of Dundas Valley Deer and Ecosystem Neglected by Officials

Dundas Valley Deer in the Spring. Pixel bending technique. Photo: Lech Biegalski (Click on the picture to see the 1200 x 800 pixels version. Click  HERE to see the 2400 x 1600 pixels version.) The white-tailed deer, a unique feature of Dundas Valley, deserve our … Continue reading

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Beautiful Dundas on a cold December morning…

Photo: Lech Biegalski You are welcome to keep and use this picture: View and download smaller version  (640 x 960 pixels) View and download larger version (1600 x 2400 pixels)

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Thinkers, writers, conservationists meet to discuss formalized land ethic for Canada at Speak to the Wild

By Faisal Moola, Director General, Ontario and Northern Canada In early September, some of Canada’s leading writers, conservationists and scientists, including some from the David Suzuki Foundation, met near Wells Gray Provincial Park two hours north of Kamloops, B.C., to … Continue reading

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Christie Lake Conservation Area must retain its character

Commercialization “We have to pay our bills”, is the answer. Last summer, a poster was placed near the entrance to the Christie Lake Conservation Area informing the users that access to the area surrounding the beach and beach pavilions was to … Continue reading

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