Joseph Desloges (Professor, Departments of Earth Sciences and Geography, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto)

Celebrating the Chinguacousy Badlands

The Chinguacousy (“land of the young pines”) Badlands have been visited by hundreds of thousands of Ontarians. This rapidly eroding clay-shale bedrock at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment is a unique natural heritage feature in the province. As a designated Area of Natural and Scientific Interest, and as a landscape featured in hundreds of promotional campaigns (most recently in the Ontario “Where Am I” campaign), it is well worth celebrating in 2017!