In today’s world youth rarely get the opportunity to work with their hands, to build relationships with tools, with wood and their own creativity. Woodworking for Nature allows youth to build/assemble structures for wildlife recovery that fit the species we want to encourage in the Region of Niagara and to feel pride in a job well done.
Adult volunteers and older youth produce many of the wildlife habitat structures in kit form. Younger youth then assemble the kits as part of an Earth Day activity, cub/girl guide program, camp activity, library program or school program. Once produced, habitat structures are matched with landowners and other organizations that have suitable habitats for the specific structure.
For more information on how your school or organization can participate in this program or if you are a landowner interested in a habitat structure and believe you have suitable habitat, or have questions on a habitat structure please contact us.
The program originated to support Species at Risk in the area. Although some species are no longer at risk we still produce structures to support these species.
The structures that are made are the following:
- Bluebird Box
- Eastern Phoebe, Barn Swallow or American Robin Ledge
- American Kestrel Box
- Flying Squirrel House
- Wood Duck Box
- Barn Owl Box
- Single Chamber Bat House
- Butterfly House
- Bee Blocks
- Salamander Cover Board
- Snake Cover Board