How to Contribute to the Archive
We welcome anyone to submit Ontario-generated environmental
reports that can be converted to digital PDFs and added to our Archive.
NOTE: We only borrow hard copy versions long enough
to scan, then return them to you.
These are some general
guidelines for Report Selection and Submission.
Subject Matter Selection Preferences
- Reports should have an Ontario involvement, with an
agriculture and/or a water quality focus, and be produced before
hard copy .
- Reports should deal with one or more of the following issues:
- Water Quality and/or Water Quantity, non-point source contamination;
- Soil management/productivity, including soil erosion, soil degradation, nutrient management;
- Watershed-based management and monitoring, resource protection/characterization,
including, fauna / flora, invertebrate, bacterial/pathogen, physico-chemical parameters (pH, turbidity, etc).
- Exclude reports focussing
- Industrial pollution
- Sewage Treatment Plants
- Municipal Water Systems
How to Submit a Report
Google Search Engine
on Archive Home Page to determine IF
the Report is already in the Archive. If the entire title is found
in first few search hits, it is already in the Archive.
Click and download to confirm that it is the same report.
Sometimes progress reports have common titles, and you also have
to check on the year that report was published.
We can process either hard-copy or image-PDF
versions of the report, but prefer the image-PDF version, since
you do not have to loan the hard copy to us for scanning.
IMAGE PDF REPORTS
Use your photocopier to copy (save a copy) the report to an
Image-PDF file, making sure that each page is copied cleanly
(without exposure shadows) and that ALL pages are properly fed
into the copier. Copies of older reports often have
deteriorated and font clarity is compromised, esp. for large
appendix data tables.
You can send up to 20 MB files (image PDF) to
our email account at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Should the copied report exceed 20
MB, then copy the report in 2 or more sections to keep
individual PDF size <20 MB.
HARD COPY REPORTS
IF you do not have the capability of converting
the report to an image PDF file, please contact us at
and arrange to mail/courrier the report to us. We will keep it
only long enough to scan and convert it to digital.
If the report has a stiff binding, it may be necessary to
re-bind the report after scanning, since old bindings become
quite brittle with age. If Report has Cerlox binding, we can
remove binding for scanning, and replace it prior to returning
the report to you.
ANY QUESTIONS?? - Please contact
We greatly appreciate your interest and cooperation.
Bruce T. Bowman, Archivist & Web Master