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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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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