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Art & Science in the South Nation Watershed By Aleta Karstad
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In the tradition of the Group of Seven but with the eye of a naturalist, Aleta Karstad paints the Canadian landscape "au plein air". This book showcases nineteen of her jewel-like... More > paintings from the watershed of the South Nation River in easternmost Ontario. Each is accompanied by insightful and lyrical journal entries about the experience of making each painting and about the landscape and its plants and animals. While Aleta paints, her biologist husband, Fred Schueler, makes a scientific survey of the surrounding area, giving special attention to the interactions between native and invasive species. Together, this artist/biologist team works to increase public knowledge of not only the beauty of the landscape but also its biological health and the conservation measures suggested by their observations.< Less
Landscape, progress toward a philosophy of sustainable occupancy By Aleta Karstad & Frederick W. Schueler
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This is a collection of essays and other documents relevant to understanding human occupancy of a rural municipality in Eastern Ontario. The first essay explicitly deals with local land-use... More > planning, the next with two local species that indicate the need for such planning, and the middle seven with reflections on the current Ontario system of land-use and ecological principles relevant to particular organisms or habitats. Then The Lawn Care Manual draws lessons from government strictures on ecological planning, and applies them to the immediate surroundings of a homesite. Next is an ecology of the Kemptville Creek drainage basin, a philosophical essay, and the book concludes with a critique of a Counties' sustainability study, and a hymn of praise to mud. We hope that this collection will be useful to residents, municipal Councils, agencies, and non-governmental organizations. We dedicate it to all those with the fortitude to challenge the “system” on behalf of ecological integrity.< Less
Island of Biodiversity By Aleta Karstad et al.
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In the tradition of the Group of Seven but with the eye of a naturalist, Aleta Karstad paints the Canadian landscape au plein air. While Aleta paints, her biologist husband Fred Schueler makes a... More > scientific survey of the surrounding area, giving special attention to species which many people overlook, but which contribute to the balance of biodiversity. Their journals are blended in the story which accompanies each painting. Candice Vetter is a freelance writer and journalist who lives in North Russell. She has been fascinated by the unique features of the red shale hill since first calling it her home 20 years ago. Their collaboration in pictures and words illuminates the histories—of the rock and soil, people and nature—of this distinctive feature of eastern Ontario.< Less