Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic


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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News & Events
March 26th at 11am at Kejimkujik's Visit... more »
2017 Central Woodlands Conference
Saturday, March 25th Maple Ridge Elemen... more »
Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association AGM
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Medway Community Forest Co-operative AGM
Saturday, April 22nd North Queens Busin... more »
Western Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Days!
Saturday, April 29th: With Kevin Veinott... more »
Mentorship field day at Otter Ponds
Saturday, May 13th Roads and bridges. ... more »
Mentorship field day in Sydney
Saturday, June 10th Working with fores... more »

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Backyard Biodiversity

Backyard Biodiversity

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In addition to our educational endeavors, MTRI is also a research station that produces useful and informative map products. Check out some examples below from our research and outreach activities. Ask us how you can get your own copies, and click on a map for its full resolution version.



MTRI field station

One of our education programs revolves around agroforestry and non-timber-forest-products. During the summer, Alain Belliveau mapped out the floral and medicinal plants residing on the MTRI property. As you can see, there are quite a few!




Local Services

New to the area? Here's a rough guide to some ammenities around North Queens.




Red Oak Study

This is an example of the high quality ecological maps that MTRI can produce.



Old Lake Rossignol

This maps shows what the area now covered by Lake Rossignol looked like before it was flooded for a hydroelectric reservoir.



Aquatic Invasive Species.

A map of where Chain Pickerel and Smallmouth Bass have been illegally introduced in the Biosphere Reserve.














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