Muddy Boots Blog

Muddy Boots is our internal blog where our staff members share experiences getting their boots muddy with on-the-ground conservation research! You can find our contributions to external blogs and Op Eds here.

Entries for February 2018

Watching, listening, and learning: Community-based monitoring and Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing World

Watching, listening, and learning: Community-based monitoring and Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing World
(February 21, 2018) By: Cheryl Chetkiewicz Between 1962 and 1970, the Reed International pulp mill company dumped 10 tonnes of mercury into the English-Wabigoon River watershed at the mill site in Dryden. Downstream from Dryden, people in the community of Asubpeeschoseewagong—known to settlers as Grassy Narrows First Nation—have been living with, and dying from, the impacts of this potent neurotoxin.   In addition to mercury accumulating in the freshwater fish that are a vital part of the cult...

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Why we need to quickly close the gap between words and actions in Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act

Why we need to quickly close the gap between words and actions in Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act
(February 16, 2018) By: Justina Ray and Cheryl Chetkiewicz   The federal government tabled a much anticipated new bill called the Impact Assessment Act last week. This act replaces the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA 2012) as part of a process the government announced 18 months ago with the stated goals of restoring public trust, making decisions based on evidence, advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and simultaneously ensuring good projects get built. A particula...

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