Canadian Biosphere Reserves

Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Saskatchewan        Web Address http://redberrylake.ca        Date Founded 2000    Size (hectares) 112,200        Distinguishing Features closed basin large kettle hole lake        Main Industries (in terms of employment) silviculture, fishery, agriculture On January 21, 2000 the MAB Programme designated the area of the Redberry Lake watershed as the Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve. Located on… read more »

Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State British Columbia        Web Address http://clayoquotbiosphere.org        Date Founded 2000    Size (hectares) 349,947        Distinguishing Features temperate rainforest        Main Industries (in terms of employment) silviculture, fishery, ecotourism For decades, Clayoquot Sound has been on the international stage. Conflict over the use of our natural resources created divisions that continue to heal. Confronted with… read more »

Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Ontario        Web Address https://www.escarpment.org        Date Founded 1990     Size (hectares) 194,555        Distinguishing Features largest contiguous stretch of primarily forested land in south-central Ontario        Main Industries (in terms of employment) silviculture, fishery, agriculture, tourism In February 1990, the Niagara Escarpment was designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)… read more »

Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Quebec        Web Address http://www.biospherecharlevoix.org        Date Founded 1988     Size (hectares) 1,290,000        Distinguishing Features agricultural areas, river ecosystems, estuarine tidal marshes and flats, coniferous and mixed forests, stunted vegetation (krummholz) and mountain tundra ecosystems.        Main Industries (in terms of employment) tourism, fishery, silviculture, hunting Historical Around the world, biosphere reserves are learning… read more »

Riding Mountains Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Manitoba        Web Address https://longpointbiosphere.com/        Date Founded 1986        Size (hectares) 1,331,000        Distinguishing Features Forest and grassland        Main Industries (in terms of employment) agriculture, silviculture The Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve (RMBR) is a non-profit organization that seeks to balance the conservation of natural and cultural heritage with sustainable resource development in the… read more »

Long Point World Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Ontario        Web Address https://longpointbiosphere.com/        Date Founded 1986        Size (hectares) 26,250        Distinguishing Features Long uninterrupted beaches, undisturbed sand dunes, grassy ridges, wet meadows, woodlands, marshes and ponds, coldwater streams, and the shallow Inner Bay        Main Industries (in terms of employment) agriculture, ecotourism, fishery Long Point is located on the north shore… read more »

Waterton Biosphere Reserve

         Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Alberta        Web Address https://www.watertonbiosphere.com        Date Founded 1979        Size (hectares) 66,761        Distinguishing Features the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains extending from the Continental Divide to the edge of the Canadian Great Plains to the east.        Main Industries (in terms of employment) Tourism, Agriculture The Waterton Biosphere Reserve is recognized… read more »

Mont Saint Hilaire Biosphere Reserve

       Country Canada        Region/Province/ or State Quebec        Web Address http://www.centrenature.qc.ca        Date Founded 1978        Size (hectares) 1100        Distinguishing Features Monteregien hill        Main Industries (in terms of employment) Tourism, Agriculture A non-profit conservation organization, the Nature Center seeks to inspire and encourage people and organizations to invest with it in the conservation of the natural habitats of Mont… read more »

Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve

        Country Canada         Region/Province/ or State British Columbia         Web Address http://www.mabr.ca/         Date Founded 2000         Size (hectares) 120,000         Distinguishing Features The vertical elevation spans just over 2100 meters from the highest peak on Mt. Arrowsmith (1817m) to 300 meters into the Salish Sea.         Main Industries (in terms of employment) fishery,… read more »

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