30 Years Later Expedition
ecological change
in Canada
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.

    "The 30 Years Later project is not only exceedingly ambitious, it is vital. It is vital in the sense that we all need to pay attention to what is happening to our natural world. The original expeditions over the past 30 years produced comprehensive and elegant documentation of a broad spectrum of ecosystems in North America. The exquisite paintings by Aleta are gems of art and observation. I look forward to the results of 30 Years Later. This project deserves wide support and the wide-eyed attention of all Canadians and beyond. The world needs more teams like Aleta and Fred."

- Robert Bateman

30 Years Later EXPEDITION

What do we know?
Where are we going?
What can we find out?
Who can be involved?

Biologist/artist team Fred Schueler and Aleta Karstad revisit the landscapes they have traveled over the past 20 to 40 years, checking the condition of ecological communities and populations of plants and animals, some of them now Species At Risk. Aleta will paint and draw enroute as Fred adds valuable new data to historical records, in a database partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature. Building on a database of over 86,000 records, this is a rare long term study in an age of short term projects.

30 Years Later welcomes contributions from amateur naturalists and scientists, to suggest and add to our itinerary of revisits across Canada - an important baseline for the study of ecology and the environment.

What do we know?
Where are we going?
What can we find out?
Who can be involved?

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
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