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.

"These examples continue to reinforce to me the value of good inventory and the valuable contribution of many of the contributors on the NatureList."

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

Popular Articles

Most 'news' reports people’s relationships with one another

  • what who has done to whom, whether good or bad, and increasingly dire news of war, disease, pollution, extinctions

  • and weather disasters that affect people.

News of the progress and events in nature and the seasons, and local discoveries of biodiversity are neglected, not because they are uninteresting to readers, but because most reporters are unfamiliar with what's going on. This makes it the responsibility of naturalists to write articles for local media. This challenge is nicely taken up in the local North Grenville Times

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