The Sources of Knowledge Forum is intended to demonstrate how research in Bruce Peninsula
National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, the surrounding community, and beyond can
contribute to knowledge and understanding of the Saugeen-Bruce Peninsula.

In an effort to further the Sources of Knowledge goal to encourage and enable youth to be
stewards of this remarkable place, we also administer an annual Student Bursary Award in
partnership with Parks Canada. This bursary program has allowed us to help local students finance
their post-secondary education, in areas of conservation and related themes, to work toward a
prospective career with Parks Canada.

Our SoK Talk initiative aims to provide ongoing opportunities, outside of the Forum, to share
knowledge on a wide variety of special interest topics. Subjects from the past, present, and future
that help propagate continuous learning and understanding of the Peninsula and its people.

We acknowledge that SoK operates on the Territory of the Anishinabek Nation: The People of
the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. And we further give thanks
to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, known collectively as the Saugeen
Ojibway Nation
, as the traditional keepers of this land.

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We have always known that there is a strong link between biodiversity protection/restoration and actions needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Here on the Saugeen Peninsula, Parks Canada is planting trees on Johnstone Field, Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association is working with the agricultural community to retain water on the land, and habitat restoration actions are underway for species-at-risk. – Launch Of IPBES-IPCC Co-Sponsored Workshop Report On Biodiversity And Climate Change

Pressure is mounting on the British Columbia provincial government to protect the last percentages of old growth forest on Vancouver Island. Experts say that at least 30% and closer to 70% of the province’s and area should be in protected natural areas. See our article on the subject in our Parks and Protected Areas theme section. – First Nations Seek To Defuse Old-Growth Logging Dispute, But B.C. Still On The Fence About Protected Areas

This is music to those of us lucky enough to visit P.E.I. Locally, here the Nature Conservancy of Canada and other conservation organizations remain active in protecting our unique habitats on the Saugeen Peninsula. – New 136 Hectare Donation Is Largest Ever For Island Nature Trust


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