Canadian Biosphere Reserves

A Project Proposal for Further Interactive Science Atlas Development Including Coastal Marine and Greater Nova Scotia Coverage (1)2019-2021

Introduction The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve  “Interactive Science Atlas” is a web-based software application providing unique access to georeferenced maps and information for scientists, planners, students, stakeholders, and landowners using computers and portable internet devices. The project to develop the Interactive Science Atlas began in 2016 with the collaboration of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve… read more »

Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Northwest Territories        Web Address http://tsatue.ca/        Date designated 2016         Size (hectares) 9,331,300        Distinguishing Features encompasses Great Bear Lake, the last large pristine arctic lake, and part of its watershed        Main Industries (in terms of employment) fishery, mining, tourism The only community on Great Bear… read more »

Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Alberta        Web Address http://www.beaverhills.ca        Date designated 2016         Size (hectares) 159,560        Distinguishing Features morainic landscape developed during the progressive retreat of glaciers        Main Industries (in terms of employment) agriculture, tourism, industry The Beaver Hills/Cooking Lake moraine is a distinct geomorphological feature that encompasses 1572 km2… read more »

Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Nova Scotia        Web Address https://blbra.ca        Date designated 2011         Size (hectares) 356,788        Distinguishing Features salt-water estuary watershed ‘inland sea‘ with three passages to the Atlantic Ocean        Main Industries (in terms of employment) fishery, silviculture, agriculture, mining, tourism The Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere is so… read more »

Fundy Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State New Brunswick        Web Address http://www.fundy-biosphere.ca        Date designated 2007         Size (hectares) 432,310        Distinguishing Features Acadian mixed wood forests, rugged coast line, extreme tidal ranges, salt marshes, tidal mudflats        Main Industries (in terms of employment) tourism, fishery The Bay of Fundy and its adjacent landscapes… read more »

Manicouagan Uapishka Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Quebec        Web Address http://rmbmu.com        Date designated 2007         Size (hectares) 5,480,000        Distinguishing Features Impact of the meteorite formed the crater and circular lake        Main Industries (in terms of employment) silviculture, mining, fishery In 2002, several interested parties of the Manicouagan met in Baie-Comeau with… read more »

Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Ontario        Web Address https://www.gbbr.ca        Date designated 2004         Size (hectares) 347,270        Distinguishing Features largest island archipelago of the North American Great Lakes        Main Industries (in terms of employment) tourism, fishery, silviculture Designated by UNESCO in 2004, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is an area… read more »

Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Ontario        Web Address http://www.frontenacarchbiosphere.ca       Date Founded 2002    Size (hectares) 220,973        Distinguishing Features Ancient ridge of granite forming a corridor across the Saint Lawrence River between the Canadian Shield and the Adirondack Mountains        Main Industries (in terms of employment) agriculture, silviculture, fishery, mining The Frontenac Arch Biosphere lies on the central… read more »

Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Nova Scotia        Web Address http://swnovabiosphere.ca/       Date Founded 2001    Size (hectares) 1,546,374        Distinguishing Features Acadian Forest region        Main Industries (in terms of employment) silviculture, agriculture, tourism The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO designated and internationally recognized region of natural and cultural heritage. The SNBR spans the 5 counties of… read more »

Lac Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Quebec        Web Address www.biospherelac-st-pierre.qc.ca        Date Founded 2000    Size (hectares) 650,490        Distinguishing Features most important archipelago of the Saint Lawrence River with more than 100 islands        Main Industries (in terms of employment) fishery, hunting, agriculture, commerce Historical Regional Consultation 1994 The recognition project for the Lac Saint-Pierre region as a biosphere… read more »

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