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

MTRI - Forest - Kempt Provincial Park


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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What is the KPPR?

In 2007, the province of Nova Scotia made the decision to purchase 30 parcels of land from the Bowater Mersey Paper Company in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.  Among these thirty parcels are 284 hectares located directly behind MTRI in Kempt, Queens County. The province has yet to determine the designation or management plan for this parcel of land, but recognize the potential for MTRI to steward this land.  MTRI has started gathering on-the-ground natural resource data and compiling geographic information system (GIS) data to assist with the parcel's eventual educational and ecological management goals.  For the purposes of this project the land will be referred to as the Kempt Provincial Park Reserve (KPPR).


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