SNBR – Project Updates

Staff at the Southwest Nova Biosphere have been working on a number of projects. These are funded by Environment Climate Change Canada.

Below are updated documents on these projects.

Lakeshore Restoration for Coastal Plain Species At Risk

Southwest Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve Association has been given two years of funding to restore lakeshore habitats that have been damaged and have lost the ecological services they provided. Lake shores are hot spots of biodiversity and they prevent erosion and keep nutrients from entering lake waters. The shorelines of large watershed area lakes and spring-fed lakes in Nova Scotia are the only habitats in Canada that support a suite of globally and nationally rare Atlantic Coastal Plain plants.

Lakeshore Restoration for Coastal Plain Species At Risk: 2024 to 2026 (PDF)

Lake George watershed, Town of Yarmouth water supply
Lake George watershed, Town of Yarmouth water supply
Ironwoods trees, Annapolis River, Middleton
Ironwoods trees, Annapolis River, Middleton

Protecting landscapes and biodiversity in Kesputwitk/Southwest Nova Scotia

The second ECCC project SNBR has undertaken is to identify high integrity landscapes and
areas of exceptional biodiversity values including those with rare species. Then go through the
steps of bringing owners together with branches of government charged with designating
protected areas.

Protecting landscapes and biodiversity in Kesputwitk/Southwest Nova Scotia (PDF)