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.

"Together, Aleta and Fred have travelled the country from coast to coast, recording data, collecting specimens, making detailed notes and drawings. Aleta’s paintings serve not only to depict the beauty of what they have seen, but also as a principal source of income as they pursue their avocation and their dedication to preserving as many of these special wild places as they can. Fragile Inheritance, their newly incorporated not-for-profit, is supremely worthy of support."

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

Thanks To

Our Donors

Mark Karstad
Rob Lee
Nan Shuttleworth
Alexander Stephen
Bev Wigney
Frank Ross
Donna Richoux
Lars & Martha Karstad

Our Sponsors

Sustainable Capacity Foundation, Kristina Inrig, President and CEO of the Sustainable Capacity Foundation

TD Graham & Associates, marketing & design advice

Triune, a non-profit, charitable institution established in 1981, has produced award-winning educational media on a variety of subjects - supporting Fragile Inheritance in the production of our website video clip and documentaries

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