Ecosystem Restoration Services
EcoMedic... First Aid for Mother Nature


EcoMedic is dedicated to the practical application of ecosystem restoration principles for landowners who wish to take an environmentally friendly approach to managing their property.

EcoMedic works with landowners to develop Managed Forest Plans that will enable them to become true stewards of their land.

Sandy Agnew is a Certified Engineering Technician, a graduate of Niagara College's Ecosystem Restoration course and a Managed Forest Plan Approver. He has been involved in ecological restoration for over 30 years with such groups as Black Creek Project of Toronto, Trout Unlimited Canada and Severn Sound Environmental Association. From 2002 to 2015 Sandy operated EcoMedic Ecological Restoration Services, working for private landowners, NGO's and government agencies. He is a former councillor in Oro-Medonte Township and former member of the Lake Simcoe and Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authorities boards and the Couchiching Conservancy board.

Sandy holds memberships in numerous environmental groups including the Ontario Society for Ecological Restoration, Ontario Woodlot Association, Huronia Woodland Owners Association, Forests Ontario and Ontario Nature. He is a former board member of the former Zero Waste Simcoe and Kids for Turtles Environmental Education. He is a provincial appointee to the Lake Simcoe Coordinating Committee and currently sits on the board of AWARE Simcoe and is co-chair of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition.

EcoMedic is located on property in the headwaters of Hogg creek, a provincially significant wetland. A conservation easement has been established on this property with the Couchiching Conservancy, guaranteeing its protection in perpetuity.

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Since 2015 Sandy has retired the ecological restoration component of EcoMedic and is concentrating on creating Managed Forest Plans that assist landowners to manage their forest and wetland properties to be ecologically sustainable and save tax dollars under the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). Sandy has approved over 80 Managed Forest Plans.

Sandy is also concentrating on working with non-profit organizations such as AWARE Simcoe and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition to work toward open and transparent government to protect our water, food land and natural heritage in Simcoe County.