Wildfires, Climate Change, and Invasive Species

Wildfires are a destructive force but are really a very natural part of forest succession and actually have several ecological benefits. Some species, like the Lodgepole pine in Canada’s west, have actually evolved over their hundreds of years interacting with Continue Reading

Asian longhorned beetle

How Collaboration Kept an Invasive Beetle at Bay

By: Liam Brechin, ISC Business Development & Communications Intern Stories about invasive species often tell of the challenges that are presented to our natural landscapes. While it may seem overwhelming at times, there are many stories that are instead driven by the success achieved by overcoming these challenges. We find Continue Reading

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Oak Wilt eDNA Detected in Ontario

By: Mackenzie DiGasparro, ISC Policy & Program Development Coordinator In 2020, a collaborative project team with members from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Natural Resources Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found oak wilt fungal eDNA Continue Reading

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A Year of Gypsy Moth

The European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar L.) is native to Europe and is currently established in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. You may find the insect in portions of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. European gypsy moth Continue Reading