Fragile Inheritance
ecological change
in Canada
mission cray fish
Mission: Fragile Inheritance promotes and supports the long term study of species and habitats, human & environmental effects on them, and the conservation of biodiversity, based on the lifetime work of Fred Schueler & Aleta Karstad.

"I am increasingly convinced that the study of biodiversity is far and away the most important endeavor in the history of humanity, certainly until now, and very possibly into the future as well. . . . Unlike physics, unlike chemistry, unlike geology, the clock is ticking on our ability to capture this information before it's gone. Forever."

Fragile Inheritance
6 St-Lawrence St
Bishops Mills Oxford Station
Ontario, Canada KOG 1T0
(613) 299-3107

Board Members

Aleta Karstad - Chair (artist/naturalist, administrator Bishop's Mills Natural History Centre) Amanda Bennett — Vice Chair)

Doug Scott - Treasurer (financial consultant, The Good Steward Financial Planning and Accounting Services)

Amanda Bennett (science policy, Council of Canadian Academies)

Kathryn Norman (programs & communications coordinator, Sustainable Eastern Ontario)

Frederick Schueler (independent biologist)

Advisory Board

Greg Hutton (Librarian, Ottawa Public Library)

Keith Gomes (legal consult at Douglas D. Buchmayer Law Offices, Ottawa)

Kari Gunson (geospatial road ecologist, Eco-Kare International)

Don McAlpine (Head, Department of Natural Science, New Brunswick Museum)

Mike Nickerson (philosophical activist, Sustainability Project, Lanark EcoVillage)

Michael Oldham (botanist/herpetologist Natural Heritage Information Centre)

John Barclay (Documentary filmmaker, Community BIA Coordinator)

What can we do to increase awareness of habitat loss, invasive species, and human impact on nature?

There is no other independent organized group in Canada which is dedicated to promoting long term monitoring. This is your chance to support the work of Fragile Inheritance.

About the book...
a painter's ecology of glaciated North America

lavishly illustrated with watercolours and
descriptive prose from sea to sea
drawing the baseline for
a legacy of beauty and
change - Aleta Karstad
and Frederick W .
Schueler's life work