MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.
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Throughout the summer we host one short seminar per week, and in the fall and winter months MTRI holds one or two evening talks a month. These talks are usually 30-45 minutes long, about an interesting topic, with snacks and lots of time for questions from the audience at the end. Check out Seminars page to learn more about what's coming up!
Throughout the summer, fall, winter, and spring we host a series of workshops on a variety of topics, including Non-Timber Forest Products, Medicinal Plants, Soils, Edible Mushrooms, Woodlot Demos, and Photography to name a few. Check out our Workshops page to learn what you can learn about at MTRI this year!
The Clapp Conservation Award is a bursary that is given to a high school student located in the seven southern counties of NS who is continuing on to post-secondary to pursue a career in nature conservation. 2014's recipient was Mallory Heim.
The Clapp Conservation Award honours the remarkable efforts of Diane and Harold Clapp, founding members and long-time volunteers who have led by example in building MTRI. The purpose of this award is to encourage and build youth capacity for conservation in southwestern Nova Scotia. MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station. For more information on how to apply for the award, click here. To read more about the Clapp's contribution to MTRI click here.
Keep your eyes on the scrolling newsbar, the events listed below, and local newspapers and radio shows to learn more about other news and events that are taking place at MTRI. Better yet ... ask your neighbour, and see what they know about MTRI!
Western Woodland Conference: Saturday, 3rd March
Join MTRI and partners at the Western Woodland Conference, Saturday, March 3rd, 2018.
Forties Community Centre,The Forties, Lunenburg County.
Topics Include: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Western NS Western Woodlot Services Co-op Traditional Knowledge Hiring a Contractor Managing for Biodiversity & Silviculture Water and Wetland Crossings Aquatic Health and Salmon Woodland Property Taxation & Evaluation
To register call TOLL FREE 1-855-679-6637 or register online at: www.nswoods.c
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Information Sessions!
Hemlock woolly adelgid is an invasive insect that has recently been discovered in hemlock forests in western Nova Scotia. A series of free public presentations/information sessions will be happening during the months of February and March throughout south west Nova Scotia. This is a chance for you to learn more, ask questions, and participate in an open discussion.
Sessions will be from 6:30 to 8:00pm; refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday, February 13th: Shelburne fire hall/community centre: 63 King St., Shelburne.
Tuesday, February 20th: Weymouth Legion, Weymouth.
Thursday, February 22nd: Sissiboo Cafe, Bear River.
Tuesday, February 27th: North Queens Business Hub, Caledonia.
Wednesday, March 7th: New Germany Community Hall, New Germany.
Monday, March 12th: Brickton Community Hall, Brickton.
Thursday, March 21st: Bridgewater Legion, Bridgewater.
Please check www.merseytobeatic.ca to stay updated; call us at (902) 682-2371 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.