Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Fund

Conservation. Biodiversity. Knowledge.

We support conservation of the biodiversity of the Niagara Escarpment and human health and well-being through science, education, and community involvement

Robert Bateman

A message from Robert Bateman

Dear Friend,

Of all the wondrous places that I have known on our living planet, the Niagara Escarpment holds a special place in my heart.

I raised my children within sight of the Escarpment’s towering cliffs and taught students who spent their summers exploring its rocky hardwood forests.

With my dear friend Raymond Lowes, I helped to create the 895-kilometre Bruce Trail, Canada’s longest and oldest footpath. This marvel snakes along the Escarpment’s bony spine all the way from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.

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In the News


Happy Anniversary

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Niagara Escarpment’s designation as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere Reserves are ecologically significant areas where sustainability and conservation are promoted through partnerships between people and their environment.

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Pan Am Games on the Escarpment

A number of venues for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games are right here on the Escarpment, including the Cisco Milton Pan Am/Parapan Am Velodrome, OLG Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park, CIBC Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium, and Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre.

Government Review

The Ontario Government is currently conducting a Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review, a review of four provincial land use plans including the Niagara Escarpment Plan and Greenbelt Plan. The period for public comment is now closed, although there will be a second round of public consultation in winter 2016. Learn More

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Happy Birthday Greenbelt

Did you know the Niagara Escarpment is part of the Ontario Greenbelt? The Greenbelt is also turning 10 years old this year!

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Explore the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve

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Wiarton Farmers Market: 44.740000, -81.140000
Springridge Farm: 43.480000, -79.910000
Webster Falls: 43.280000, -79.980000
Walter\'s Falls: 44.490000, -80.710000
Tiffany Falls: 43.240000, -79.950000
Tews Falls: 43.280000, -79.980000
Smokey Hollow Falls: 43.330000, -79.890000
Sherman Falls: 43.240000, -79.970000
Scenic Falls: 43.240000, -79.930000
Rockway Falls: 43.110000, -79.320000
Niagara Falls: 43.080000, -79.080000
Louth Falls: 43.120000, -79.350000
Jones Falls: 44.560000, -80.990000
Inglis Falls: 44.530000, -80.930000
Indian Falls: 44.620000, -80.950000
Hoggs Falls: 44.290000, -80.540000
Hilton Falls: 43.510000, -79.980000
Felker Falls: 43.200000, -79.790000
Eugenia Falls: 44.310000, -80.530000
Devil\'s Punchbowl Falls: 43.210000, -79.760000
Upper Decew Falls: 43.110000, -79.260000
Lower Decew Falls: 43.110000, -79.270000
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre: 44.500000, -81.370000
Grey Roots Museum & Archives: 44.520000, -80.940000
Dufferin County Museum and Archives: 44.120000, -80.030000
Halton County Radial Railway: 43.580000, -80.110000
Lucy Maude Montgomery Museum: 43.660000, -79.840000
Canadian Military Studies Museum: 43.640000, -79.980000
Ireland House at Oakridge Farm: 43.370000, -79.830000
Joseph Brant Museum: 43.320000, -79.800000
Country Heritage Park: 43.520000, -79.930000
Halton Region Museum: 43.510000, -79.940000
Chedoke Falls: 43.240000, -79.900000
Cataract Falls: 43.820000, -80.020000
Borer\'s Falls: 43.290000, -79.940000
Lower Beamer Falls: 43.180000, -79.570000
Upper Beamer Falls: 43.180000, -79.570000
Upper Balls Falls: 43.130000, -79.380000
Lower Balls Falls: 43.140000, -79.380000
Albion Falls: 43.200000, -79.820000

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