WHAT IS A2A?
The Algonquin to Adirondacks (A2A) region is a unique diverse bioregion that connects Algonquin Park to Adirondack Park through the Frontenac Arch and surrounding lands. Home to a vast array of plants and animals, it is one of the last large-scale, intact forest and wetland linkages left in Eastern North America. It provides the best remaining potential for wildlife movement across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.
The A2A Collaborative is a U.S., Canadian, and First Nations partner organization that works with scientists, policy-makers and a variety of conservation groups to protect and enhance the unique ecological features and functions of the A2A region.
Our dream is a resilient, ecologically connected A2A region that sustains a full range of native wildlife and enhances people’s quality of life for generations to come.
We invite you to explore this site to learn about the A2A Trail -- a Pilgrimage for Nature, Eco-passageways across highways, partner initiatives, and conservation resources such as connectivity mapping.
A2A Collaborative fights back against Nature-Killing Bill 23
Sadly, the Ontario government is trying to pass legislation that would further gut protections for Nature in the province, despite the fact that we are in a Biodiversity Emergency.
For example, if passed, Bill 23 would repeal thirty-six specific regulations that allow Conservation Authorities to directly oversee the development process. Conservation authorities would no longer be able to consider “pollution” and “conservation of land” when weighing whether they will allow development in their areas. Conservation Authorities could also be compelled to identify and give up any land they hold that could be “suitable for housing”.
Please read our letter to the government and consider contacting your Member of Provincial Parliament with your thoughts.
Photo by Christopher Katsarov Luna / The Narwhal
Geological map of the A2A Region | Credit: Ken Buchan