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.

"Together, Aleta and Fred have travelled the country from coast to coast, recording data, collecting specimens, making detailed notes and drawings. Aleta’s paintings serve not only to depict the beauty of what they have seen, but also as a principal source of income as they pursue their avocation and their dedication to preserving as many of these special wild places as they can. Fragile Inheritance, their newly incorporated not-for-profit, is supremely worthy of support."

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

Ways To Donate

Your gift is greatly appreciated. By donating to FRAGILE INHERITANCE, you are supporting an innovative trans-Canada research initiative, an essential knowledge base for the study of how climate change affects natural communities, and mentorship in conservation through Art. We couldn't do it without the generous support of people like you. Thanks!

How to donate:

  1. If you do not require a charitable receipt for tax purposes, simply click the "PayPal Donate" button to donate from your PayPal account or click "Debit or Credit Card" to donate using your debit or credit card. All donations of any amount are securely deposited through PayPal to Fragile Inheritance:

  2. If your donation is for at least $100 and you require a charitable receipt, make your cheque out to:

    Sustainable Capacity Foundation and mail it to:

    Fragile Inheritance
    6 St-Lawrence St, Bishops Mills
    Oxford Station
    Ontario, Canada K0G 1T0

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