Natural Resources for the Future
Part 1: An Introduction to Natural Resources
An Economic Perspective—Money in the Bank
- Statistics Canada: The Daily
Page 243: The Daily for Current Events
Follow this link to the Statistics Canada website for The Daily—the most up-to-date news on the country’s natural resources.
- Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry
Click on the map of Canada to locate current environmental assessment projects under the federal Environmental Assessment Act.
- Environmental Assessment in Newfoundland and Labrador
Learn more about current environmental assessment in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Page 245: Environmental Assessment
Part 2: Canada’s Agricultural Land Resource
Sustainable Agriculture—Feeding Canada in the Future
- Robocow: Operation H2O
Page 259: Robocow to the Rescue!
Learn about farm hazards through Robocow, the animated cow with ground-scan vision.
- AAFC's Sustainable development strategy
Page 259: Sustainable Agriculture
Read up on the Canadian government’s strategies regarding sustainable agriculture.
Part 3: Canada’s Fisheries
Where Are All the Fish?
- BC Salmon Farmers Association
Page 268: Aquaculture
The British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association website deals with controversial issues head-on.
- David Suzuki Foundation – Sustainable Seafood Guide
- Environmental Defense Fund – Safe Seafood and Responsible Fisheries
Page 270: These sites provide information on how to choose the best sustainable seafood and why.
Part 4: Mining Treasures of the Earth
Digging for Minerals
- Natural Resources Canada: Formation of Diamonds
Page 278: Diamond Formation
For an interactive look at how diamonds form from kimberlite, and to find locations across Canada where kimberlite is found, visit this link.
A Balancing Act—Mining’s Impact on Natural Systems
- MiningWatch Canada
Page 280: The Impact of Mining
Mining Watch Canada’s website highlights hot topics regarding mining and the well-being of individuals, communities, and the environment.
Part 5: Canada’s Forest Resources
Canada: A Country of Forests
- The State of Canada’s Forests
Page 286: The State of Canada’s Forests
Current reports from Natural Resources Canada will keep you up-to-date on our nation’s forestry.
Forests for the Future
- Global Forest Watch - Canada: Maps
Page 293: State of Canada's Forests
Use this website to view maps of Canada that display different types of forest information.
- The Canadian Model Forest Network
Page 293: Model Forests
Canadian model forests, company initiatives, and the latest news and events—find it all on the Model Forest Network’s website.
- Model Forests in Newfoundland and Labrador
Page 293: Model Forests
Visit this site for information on model forests in NL.
- Forest Stewardship Council Canada
Page 294: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Read up on product certification—what it means and how it’s done.
Part 6: Canada’s Water Resources
Water—The Essence of Life
- Aquatic Environments: Wetlands
Page 299: Canadian Wetlands
Click here to learn about what a wetland region is, and how wetlands are protected in Canada.
- International Joint Commission: Canada & United States
- Great Lakes Environment
Page 302: The Great Lakes
Read up on some of the most pressing issues concerning Canada's Great Lakes.
Protecting Our Water Resources
- Ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defense Fund)
Page 309: Water Report Card
Find out more about Ecojustice and its initiatives by following this link.