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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
MTRI AGM
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
Saturday, April 8 For more info visit ... more »
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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Seminars 

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!

Workshops

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!

Awards

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.

More News

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! 

Mentorship field day in Sydney

posted: 2nd March 2017

Saturday, June 10th
Working with forest professionals.
For more info visit www.nswoods.ca

Mentorship field day at Otter Ponds

posted: 2nd March 2017

Saturday, May 13th
Roads and bridges.
For more info visit www.nswoods.ca

Western Woodlot Management Mentorship Field Days!

posted: 2nd March 2017

Saturday, April 29th: With Kevin Veinotte, Northfield, Lunenburg County.
Saturday, May 6th: With Eldon and Lucille White, Richfield, Digby County.
Cost for each day: $20, lunch included. Registration is required. To book a place or for more info, please contact info@merseytobeatic.ca or call 902 682 2371.

Medway Community Forest Co-operative AGM

posted: 2nd March 2017

Saturday, April 22nd
North Queens Business Hub, Caledonia.
For more info contact www.medwaycommunity forest.com

Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association AGM

posted: 2nd March 2017

Saturday, April 8
For more info visit www.nswoods.ca

2017 Central Woodlands Conference

posted: 2nd March 2017

Saturday, March 25th
Maple Ridge Elementary School, Lantz.
For more info visit www.nswoods.ca

MTRI AGM

posted: 23rd February 2017

March 26th at 11am at Kejimkujik's Visitor Centre with a short walk and brown bag lunch at Mill Falls and guest speaker Jonathan Sheppard, Superintendent at Keji.