• Woodlot TourJune 16th, 2018
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BGWA Supports Local Envirothon Team

The winning team, each of whom received the MEC headlamps from BGWA, and will go on to the provincial competition held at the University of Waterloo and run by Forests Ontario

Member Event: Woodlot Tour JUN 16

Come and join the fun, Sat June 16 at 2PM, 230 Rankin Bridge Road, South Bruce Peninsula, for a tour in one of the nicest woodlots owned by Bruce County!

Amabel Tract – click for full size image

This is the same site where we recently held the Bruce County Forests 80th anniversary celebration, but because we were too busy eating cake, we didn’t have an official tour. A mature pine plantation with great regen, and a sugar maple dominant hardwood stand that was recently harvested with a mechanized processor.  There are also wetlands on the property that we can visit, or hike through crown land to other sections of the Amabel Tract.  Please join us, rain or shine. Registration: Continue reading

Celebrate Bruce County Forest’s 80th Anniversary!

You’re invited to Celebrate Bruce County Forest’s 80 th Anniversary, 1938-2018 on Sunday, May 6, 2 PM at 230 Rankin Bridge Road, South Bruce Peninsula. Click here for invitation & map.

Trees not as “sound asleep” as you might think

Quite fascinating! High-precision three-dimensional surveying of 21 different species of trees has revealed a yet unknown cycle of subtle canopy movement during the night. The ‘sleep cycles’ differed from one species to another. Detection of anomalies in overnight movement could become a future diagnostic tool to reveal stress or disease in crops. Read the full article on Science Daily

What does a beaver in Tuktoyaktuk mean for Grey-Bruce?

An interesting news piece on an invasive species conference held in Yellowknife, which included reports and presentations by scientists and long-time residents who know the land well. The clear conclusion is that climate change is accelerating such that habitats are noticeably shifting. If a beaver has been found near the edge of the Arctic coast, what might be coming to our region? Will Virginia Possums, who have already moved in to the area, and raccoons be fighting it out for habitat dominance 🙂

Members’ Notice Board Posting

A member has posted a question on the topic Help Marketing our Beaver Valley Woodland Property For Sale to the Members’ Notice Board. If you might be able to offer advice or information on this query log in to the BGWA Notice Board to read/respond .

Woodlot Conference Weekend pics posted

If you missed it and want to see what took place, or if you attended and want to relive another great event, pictures from the conference (Sat) and tour (Sun) are now available in the members’ area. Thanks as always go to Larry Cluchey for supplying excellent pictures, and captions!