Fragile Inheritance
ecological change
in Canada
mission cray fish
Mission: Fragile Inheritance promotes and supports the long term study of species and habitats, human & environmental effects on them, and the conservation of biodiversity, based on the lifetime work of Fred Schueler & Aleta Karstad.

Congratulations to Fred Schueler and Aleta Karstad in receiving the Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize, presented by WWF-Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, recognizing their role in bringing meaningful protections and leading foundational initiatives in conserving ecosystems in Canada. The $10,000 award recognizes over 40 years of outstanding conservation collaboration and accomplishments. Great work!

Fragile Inheritance
6 St-Lawrence St
Bishops Mills Oxford Station
Ontario, Canada KOG 1T0
(613) 299-3107

Fragile Inheritance

  • The activities of FRAGILE INHERITANCE are made more urgent by Climate Change collecting observations and specimens for the testing of hypotheses about environmental and evolutionary change
  • Encouraging and guiding Community science
  • Educating people of all ages to be knowledge-contributors rather than nature-voyeurs
  • Encouraging the making of traditional and quantitative field observations
  • Archiving original field notes
  • Facilitating electronic storage, retrieval, and analysis of natural history data

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.

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