Technical Information

Ontario Herps Field Guide

Not sure what you saw? Check out some photos of the herps from southwestern Ontario! 

Massasauga Rattlesnake look-alikes!

The Massasauga is Ontario’s only rattlesnake! but many species look like them. Learn how to tell these species apart here!

The Sounds of Spring

The springtime in Ontario can get very noisy with wildlife getting ready for the breeding season. Learn what our Ontario frogs and toads sound like here! 

Identifying Trees and Plants in Niagara Region

Identifying plants and trees can be a fun hobby but is also important for environmental field studies. 

Species at Risk

Check out this page if you need guidance regarding species-at-risk, its governing agencies and where to look for up-to-date information.

Outreach Information

We try to participate in many local events that highlight environmental awareness. We post updates on our social media platforms and maintain a blog to give more details on the events we attend. 

Fowler's Toad Recovery Implementation Team

Student Mentorship Program

8Trees Inc. works with various universities and colleges with student co-op or internship programs with an environmental focus. We strive to hire students seasonally to help provide opportunities to learn applied skills in the environmental sector, and gain training/knowledge in conservation biology and ecological restoration. 

Important Contacts

Public Reporting for any issues related to species-at-risk or their habitat can be done through the following methods:

  • Visit the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Pollution & Spills reporting site, or call their line 1-800-268-6060
  • Get in touch with the Species-at-Risk Branch (MECP) by emailing their general account: 
  • Report environment and SAR issues in Niagara to 

Did you find an injured animal? There are registered wildlife custodians and rehabilitators across Ontario but not many officially in the Niagara Region. You can call one of these facilities and get information on the best next steps to take: