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
A message from Robert Bateman
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.Read the full message
Can you help us out?
We rely on donations from generous supporters like you! Your donation supports science and education on the Escarpment!Donate Now!
Share your story
Attention writers! Why do you love the Niagara Escarpment? Where are some of your favourite spots on the Escarpment? Share your story with us and you could be featured in our blog! Contact us to learn more
In the News
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.Learn more
Attention cyclists! The Greenbelt Route has launched!
More than 475 kilometres of signed cycling adventures await you in the beautiful, protected countryside of Ontario’s Greenbelt. From Niagara to Northumberland, enjoy lush forests, winding rivers, welcoming communities, and family farms as you pedal through some of southern Ontario’s diverse and stunning landscapes.Learn more
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
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!Learn more