The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association recognizes the importance of environmental sustainability in industrial and economic development.  Our efforts in this regard are currently focused on supports for the tourism industry, developing  public education resources, and dialogue with government and other stakeholders, in an effort to assure environmentally responsible industrial development.  Encouragement of sustainable forest management has become a major activity in recent years, and Association members weigh in on sustainable fisheries issues, as they arise.

Residents of the SNBR are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of making responsible decisions to ensure natural resources are conserved. We encourage that trend.