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Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve 

  Country                     United States of America Region/State Kentucky  Web Address http://www.bradd.org/index.php/mammoth-cave-area-biosphere-reserve Date Founded 1990 Size (hectares) 367979 Distinguishing Features Temperate broadleaf forest Cave systems  Karst topography  Main Industries (in terms of employment) Tourism and recreation, agriculture, manufacturing  Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve  Located in South Central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve was established in… read more »

U.S. Biosphere Network News Spring 2020

U.S. Biosphere Network News is a periodical newsletter providing summaries of notable domestic and international activities by biosphere reserves and partner organizations. The Spring 2020 issue features the Twinning Agreement between Frontenac Arch in Ontario, Canada and Champlain Adirondack in New York, and explores the Big Thicket, New Jersey Pinelands and Apalachicola. Spring USBN Newsletter

Twinning Agreement between the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network and the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network

Twinning Agreement between the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network and the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network Brian Houseal and Kelly Cerialo February 2020. In October 2019 at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network (CABN), a Twinning Agreement with the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network (FABN) was signed by their respective Co-Chairs(1) and endorsed by participating USNPS… read more »

Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Biosphere Reserves in Canada: a report from the 2019 Climate Change Adaptation Forum

Contents1 Introduction2 Climate Change Adaptation in Canada’s Biosphere Reserves3 The guidelines in a nutshell4 Who are the guidelines for?5 How are the guidelines meant to be used?6 The Guidelines7 Concrete Steps8 Conclusion Introduction On a beautiful sunny day in June of 2019 a Climate Change Adaptation Forum (CCAF) took place. It was held at the… read more »

After the Pandemic: Designing a Just and Resilient Economy for All

Content provided by  Kelly Cerialo, Co-Chair of the Champlain Adirondack Biosphere Reserve   The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the immense brittleness and vulnerability of the world’s economy. Extended supply chains have collapsed, many staples are in short supply, and life-saving healthcare in many countries is being rationed. In plotting a course forward, should world leaders… read more »

Congaree Biosphere Region

Congaree Biosphere Region Country  United States of America Region/State South Carolina Web Address https://www.nps.gov/cong Date Founded 1983 Size (hectares) 297,939   Distinguishing Features Old-growth bottomland (cypress-tupelo) forest Long leaf pine forest Floodplains Main Industries (in terms of employment) tourism and recreation, agriculture, forestry, paper manufacturing, energy production, military installations   The Congaree Biosphere Region (CBR) in… read more »

Denali Biosphere Reserve

Denali Biosphere Reserve Country  United States of America Region/State Alaska Web Address https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm Date Founded 1976 Size (hectares) 2,457,704 Distinguishing Features four major ecosystems  large elevation gradient  cultural and biological services  Main Industries (in terms of employment) transportation services, development, recreation, tourism   Located southwest of Fairbanks, Alaska, Denali National Park is home to four… read more »

Sequoia – Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve 

  Country United States of America Region/State California Web Address https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/index.htm Date Founded 1976 Size (hectares) 349543 Distinguishing Features four ecosystems strong altitudinal gradient more than 200 caves  Main Industries (in terms of employment) recreation, tourism, agriculture Sequoia – Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve    The Sequoia – Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve encompasses the Sierra Nevada… read more »

Mojave Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve

  Country United States of America Region/State California and Nevada Web Address http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29306 Date Founded 1984 Size (hectares) 10,488,556 Distinguishing Features 14 species of amphibians renewable-energy rich location International Dark Sky Community Main Industries (in terms of employment) Renewable energy, agriculture, tourism Mojave Colorado Deserts   Established in 1984, the Mojave Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve… read more »

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