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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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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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.

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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
Williams Mill Art Centre: 43.670000, -79.930000
Burlington Art Centre: 43.320000, -79.800000
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre: 43.270000, -79.870000
Whitehern Historic House & Garden: 43.250000, -79.870000
Parks Canada Discovery Centre: 43.270000, -79.860000
HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada: 43.270000, -79.860000
Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology: 43.260000, -79.770000
Dundurn Castle: 43.270000, -79.880000
Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum: 43.260000, -79.870000
Art Gallery of Hamilton: 43.260000, -79.870000
Battlefield House Museum: 43.220000, -79.770000
Morningstar Mill: 43.110000, -79.250000
St. Catharines Museum: 43.160000, -79.190000
Lincoln & Welland Regiment Museum: 43.250000, -79.080000
The Niagara Apothecary Museum: 43.260000, -79.070000
Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty: 43.150000, -79.370000
Grimsby Art Gallery: 43.200000, -79.560000
Grimsby Museum: 43.190000, -79.570000
Billy Bishop Home & Museum: 44.570000, -80.950000
Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum: 44.570000, -80.940000
Tom Thomson Art Gallery: 44.560000, -80.940000
Wiarton Farmers\' Market: 44.740000, -81.140000
Lion\'s Head Farmers\' Market: 44.990000, -81.250000
Ancaster Farmer\'s Market: 43.220000, -79.980000
St. Catharines Farmers\' Market: 43.160000, -79.250000
Pelham Farmers\' Market: 43.040000, -79.280000
Owen Sound & District Farmers\' Market: 44.570000, -80.940000
Market on Broadway (Orangeville): 43.920000, -80.090000
Farmers\' Market @ The Village: 43.240000, -79.100000
Niagara Falls Farmers\' Market: 43.090000, -79.090000
Milton Farmers\' Market: 43.510000, -79.880000
Meaford Farmers\' Market: 44.610000, -80.580000
Dundas Farmers\' Market: 43.270000, -79.960000
Ottawa Street Farmers\' Market: 43.210000, -79.840000
Locke Street Farmer\'s Market: 43.250000, -79.890000
Hamilton Farmers\' Market: 43.260000, -79.870000
Grimsby Farmers\' Market: 43.190000, -79.560000
Georgetown Farmers\' Market: 43.650000, -79.930000
Flesherton & District Farmers\' Market: 44.250000, -80.540000
Creemore Farmers\' Market: 44.330000, -80.110000
Collingwood Farmers\' Market: 44.500000, -80.220000
Inglewood Farmers\' Market: 43.800000, -79.930000
Burlington Mall Farmers\' Market: 43.350000, -79.800000
Caledon Farmers\' Market: 43.880000, -79.730000
Ball\'s Falls Conservation Area: 43.130000, -79.380000
Dundas Valley Conservation Area: 43.260000, -79.990000
Royal Botanical Gardens: 43.291235, -79.875881
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area: 43.470635, -79.915072
Crawford Lake Conservation Area: 43.472046, -79.950813
Terra Cotta Conservation Area: 43.717967, -79.954802
Mono Cliffs Provincial Park: 44.053818, -80.076291
Pretty River Provincial Park: 44.423471, -80.293452
Inglis Falls Conservation Area: 44.525690, -80.935700
Spirit Rock Conservation Area: 44.762100, -81.141900
Bruce Peninsula National Park: 45.256643, -81.659446
Wayne Gretzky Estate Winery: 43.157349, -79.410720
Thirty Bench Wine Makers: 43.165340, -79.497159
Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery: 43.121383, -79.352633
Royal DeMaria Wines: 43.179819, -79.415139
Rockway Glen Estate Winery: 43.126174, -79.319544
Ridge Road Estate Winery: 43.194841, -79.661446
Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery: 43.180002, -79.507768
Mountain Road Wine Company: 43.152815, -79.477972
Malivoire Wine Company: 43.158808, -79.438465
Kacaba Vineyards: 43.153445, -79.401309
Hernder Estate Wines: 43.117549, -79.302811
Harvest Estate Wines: 43.155012, -79.284146
Greenlane Estate Winery: 43.186601, -79.415008
Foreign Affair Winery: 43.192234, -79.395162
Fielding Estate Winery: 43.152192, -79.495537
De Sousa Wine Cellars: 43.142562, -79.458701
Creekside Estate Winery: 43.153720, -79.331742
Cave Spring Cellars: 43.149104, -79.369884
Aure Wines: 43.142189, -79.506898
Alvento Winery: 43.171058, -79.378425
Vineland Estates Winery: 43.145251, -79.403795
Tawse Winery: 43.152948, -79.413581
Stoney Ridge Estate Winery: 43.148201, -79.382555
Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery: 43.166748, -79.500675
Ridgepoint Wines: 43.151343, -79.413532
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery: 43.206285, -79.631521
Organized Crime Winery: 43.156099, -79.496995
Megalomaniac: 43.152235, -79.413578
Legends Estates Winery: 43.193262, -79.477057
Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery: 43.157297, -79.491577
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery: 43.108564, -79.294767
Harbour Estates Winery: 43.173796, -79.361013
Good Earth Vineyard & Winery: 43.178234, -79.487010
Flat Rock Cellars: 43.124779, -79.359762
Featherstone Winery & Vineyard: 43.138670, -79.392068
Crown Bench Estates: 43.144855, -79.464094
Cornerstone Estate Winery: 43.171107, -79.445621
Calamus Estate Winery: 43.129542, -79.377916
Angels Gate Winery: 43.164524, -79.500314
13th Street Winery: 43.153073, -79.313417

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