About Us


The Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) operates a field station in Kempt, Queens County, Nova Scotia which provides office work space and basic accommodations for researchers carrying out studies in the area. MTRI is a co-operative of land owners and researchers working together with a common mission and vision.

MTRI's Mission: To promote, conserve and sustain biodiversity in Kespukwitk (southwestern Nova Scotia) and beyond.


MTRI's Vision: Prosperous communities where forests and aquatic ecosystems are healthy, connected and where species are not at risk.


History: MTRI was incorporated as a co-operative in 2004 and purchased a 3-acre field station in 2006. The field station was renovated and expanded in 2010. MTRI has developed a reputation as a top-notch research and education co-operative within and beyond its rural community and has grown its program, revenue, and staff steadily since its inception.

Members and Partners: More than 600 members and 30 partners make up the co-operative, which is still growing.


Board of Directors: The non-profit co-operative's Board of Directors balances contributions from the public, landowners, industry, educators, and three levels of government.


Volunteer Committees: MTRI has committees in addition to its Board of Directors which are made up of members of the co-operative. To learn more about the committees or become a volunteer or member, contact us.


Corporate CV: If you would like to see our curriculum vitae, let us know.