Niagara Frontier Wildlife Habitat Council

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The Niagara Frontier Wildlife Habitat Council is a group dedicated to the preservation and creation of wildlife habitat on the Niagara Frontier. We believe that our region has much to offer the naturalist, environmentalist, and others who love the outdoors, both residents and visitors. Our parks, refuges, lakes, river, ponds, creeks, wetlands, woods, and fields offer a variety of habitats hospitable to an impressively wide range of plant and wildlife. Because we are located in a migratory flyway, a rich diversity of birds grace the frontier spring and fall, from Tundra Swans to Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, to Magnolia Warblers, Ovenbirds, American Red Starts, Hooded and Blue-winged Warblers--birds flying to and from the West Indies, Peru, Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, and other locations in South and Latin America.

There should be a more sharply realized economic benefit to our area, which offers so many opportunities to the eco-tourist, to families who enjoy hiking nature trails and observing wildlife. Our environment also provides opportunities for our young people who are interested in the natural world, a living classroom for studies in botany, biology, geology, hydrology, chemistry, geography, and other areas of inquiry. Beyond all of this we believe experiencing nature firsthand is emotionally and spiritually fulfilling for all of us, part of what makes us whole.

To enhance our appreciation of the natural environment, the NFWHC has created this website, where organizations concerned with Niagara Frontier green space and wildlife are listed along with their goals, activities, and so on. The site also provides a Speakers' Bureau, a forum for discussion of environmental issues, a listing of Frontier parks and refuges and the wildlife that might be observed there, the names of individuals and others who participate in our "No-Mow" Program for groundnesting birds and other animals, and other features.

It is our hope that teachers will use the information on our website to facilitate their own and their students' interest and active participation in preserving the ecology of the Niagara Frontier. Theoretical understanding is a wonderful asset, but practical experience is also invaluable. Who was it who said "Think globally, act locally"? It's good advice.

May we all be teachers and students simultaneously as we learn and pass on what needs to be done to protect the wildlife-sustaining habitats that enrich our lives, the forests and the woodlots, the lakes and the ponds, the expanses of fields where long green grasses and wildflowers sway in the breeze, those small pieces of wilderness struggling to survive.

. . . dedicated to the preservation and creation of wildlife habitat

on the Niagara Frontier

Niagara Frontier Wildlife Habitat Council

PO Box 430

Ransomville, NY 14131