In British Columbia the lead applicant for The Living by Water Project is the
British Columbia Naturalists. Founded in
1969, its goal is "to know nature and to keep it worth knowing". The Federation is comprised of 58 federated and
affiliated member clubs throughout the province, and has over 5,300 members. The Federation operates the Land for Nature
Program, an initiative to protect wildlife habitats near urban centres, and publishes The
BC Naturalist four times a year, with a circulation of 6,000. With member groups located in communities
throughout the province, the Federation is ideally suited to coordinate a province wide
program which depends on local workshops for its implementation. Lead contact is Anne Murray, President.
partner in Alberta is the Federation
of Alberta Naturalists, with Glen Semenchuk, Executive Director, acting as regional
project leader. Composed of natural history
clubs from across the province, the Federation's aims include increasing the knowledge
among Albertans of natural history and understanding of ecological processes, promoting
the establishment of natural areas and nature reserves, conserving and protecting species
and other features of interest.
partner for the prairie edition (Saskatchewan/Manitoba) is Nature Saskatchewan.
Regional project leader is Margaret Skeel, Program Coordinator for Nature Saskatchewan.
Nature Saskatchewan is the umbrella organization for eleven natural history societies
throughout Saskatchewan. It strives to
promote appreciation and understanding of our natural environment through conservation,
education and research. For over fifty years
Nature Saskatchewan has been conserving, documenting and protecting the province's
partners for the Ontario edition are Conservation
Ontario and the LandOwner Resource Centre in Manotick, a "one stop shop"
offering technical assistance to landowners in eastern Ontario. Its customer orientation means that the LandOwner
Resource Centre makes a unique contribution to the project, with its knowledge of what
makes for user-friendly materials. The LRC
also plays a regional coordinating role, and has excellent production centre capabilities. These features all provide excellent balance to
the team of project partners. Regional
project leader is Cliff Craig. Regional
project leader is Cliff Craig. With
conserevation authorities located in many communities throughout the province,
Conservation Ontario is ideally suited to assist in distribution of a province wide
program which depends on local workshops for its implementation. The LandOwner Resource Centre is also
assuming interim responsibility for the Québec and Atlantic versions of the project until
all partners are finalized in these regions.