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Executive Director

Phone: (613) ***-****  HQ Phone
Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve
19 Reynolds Rd. RR 1
Lansdowne, Ontario K0E 1L0
Canada

 
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Frontenac News Online - Spring/Summer 2008, Number 51
www.frontenacpark.ca, 13 Jan 2014 [cached]
To this end, we have invited Andrew Graham of the Friends of Charleston Lake Park and Don Ross (the executive director of FABR) to our next board meeting (March 17th) for an information session.
Board of Directors
www.fabr.ca, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
Don Ross
Exec. Director
Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve
www.fabr.ca, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
For additional information, contact Don Ross, Executive Director or call (613) 659-4824
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The biosphere reserve group began pursuing the geotourism charter about a year ago and learned by late summer that it was successful, said biosphere reserve executive director Don Ross. To illustrate Clarke's point, Ross noted that, when word of the pending charter leaked out, he started getting calls from tour charters in Europe and Asia.
The charter is part of a broader partnership between the reserve and National Geographic, said Ross, noting the organization is interested in working with the local group on such things as a mapping project and other sustainability projects. "It's more of a beginning than an end," he said.
As for whether the heightened recognition could lead to too large an influx of tourists to this region, Ross said different local partners must form networks to handle it. "What it boils down to is the community itself becomes prepared to channel and handle that kind of interest and energy," said Ross.
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Don Ross, Executive Director, Frontenac Arch Biosphere, (613) 659-4824
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Don Ross, executive director of the biosphere reserve, told the workshop the Local Flavours website, www.localflavours.org, receives "an enormous amount of traffic from around the world" and generates 20,000 hits each month. "There is a rising tide of consumers who are ultra-keen" on eating locally produced food, said Ross, noting the concept is more environmentally friendly than trucking produce in from outside the area.
During an interview, Ross said the size of Tuesday's crowd ­ more than the total for three workshops last year ­ shows the growing popularity of the concept. "That talks to a growing interest for the local movement. Its a nice split of producers and outlets. Ross said producers are finding ways to lengthen their growing season to take advantage of the local market. The fact most producers sold out last year is another indication of the program's success, he added.
Meanwhile, he was encouraged by the dialogue initiated Tuesday between producers and retail outlets and between the chefs in attendance, who shared suggestions on implementing the Local Flavours program at their restaurants."It's pretty exciting.
Canada's Tourism Leadership Summit - 2008 Speakers
www.tiac-aitc.ca, 7 June 2009 [cached]
Anna Pollock | Chris Jones | Don Ross | Jeff Walker | Jonathan B. Tourtellot | Randy Williams | Tzeporah Berman | Chris Cahill | Sheila Watt-Cloutier | Alex Fritsche | Barry Biggar | Paul Vallee | Richard Innes | Jim Gilmore | Michele McKenzie
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Don Ross Executive Director,
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Don Ross comes from Canada's southernmost town, Leamington. Following a degree in Natural Sciences, Botany and Zoology, University of Western Ontario, Don became Chief Park Naturalist from 1973 to 1976 at Point Pelee National Park; and from 1976 to 1983 at St. Lawrence Islands National Park in the Thousand Islands.
Don left the National Park system in 1983, to own in partnership a successful retail business in Brockville, Ontario, for a period of 19 years. During that time period, Don Ross remained active in the field of conservation. He was a founding member of one of Ontario's early Land Trusts, the Canadian Thousand Islands Heritage Conservancy, and remains very active there. As well, he was a lead author and science editor for the nomination papers which lead to the successful 2002 designation of Canada's 12th UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve-the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.
Today, Don Ross is the Executive Director of the Biosphere Reserve. He has developed and carried out several of its successful programs, helping to build the Biosphere Network's 80 member partnership in areas of ecology and conservation, cultural heritage, education, trails, Local Flavours, sustainable tourism, and many other aspects of sustainable community development. The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve may be further studied at www.fabr.ca
Don writes extensively on natural history, heritage, boating and woodworking. In addition to publishing three books, he has been an editor at PORTS Cruising Guides for two decades, and has had articles published in Readers Digest, Cottage Life, Canadian Yachting, and is a regular contributor to Canadian Home Workshop magazine.
Board Members
www.a2alink.org, 20 Jan 2011 [cached]
Don Ross Frontenac Arch Biosphere: Executive Director
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Don Ross has had a varied career that includes working for 12 years as the Chief Park Naturalist at both Point Pelee and St. Lawrence Islands National Parks; nearly two decades as co-owner of a sporting goods store in Brockville; and currently as an author and free-lance writer for various woodworking and other magazines, as well as being Executive Director of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.
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