Living and working in harmony with nature to inspire a positive future.

Ka mâ mawi wicētohk ēkwa Mā mawi atoskēhk ôma ohci asisky Otē kē miyo nikani.

Nimiyeuwiichayhtoowanan avik la tayr pii la moond naturell poor lii lii taan ki vayan pii nutr zhaanfaan la miyey vii kahkipimatishowuk.

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The Beaver Hills Biosphere

People and nature - in harmony

A distinct geographic area and resilient landscape in which people work together to contribute to the environmental, social, economic and cultural well being of the Beaver Hills region.

Amiskwaciy wâskahikanihk

Ochi ēkwa Kiyā mēwisinihk Ayisiniwak

Ôma asiskiy ka miýo atoskēhk Aýisiýiniwak māmawi atoskēwak Ka miyo mahcihohk , kanahisinihk ēkwa ka miýo watamohk, ôma amiskwaciy asiskiy.

Li Biosphere dii Beuts di lii Kaastor

Lii zhaan pi li moond naturell daan miyeu wiichayhtoowuk.

Enn riishyoon kischi kaykway kimiyewikonaw. Lii zhaan toot aansaamb atooshkewuk pii kanawayitamwak poor toot li moond daan la riishyoon.

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Connecting people and nature, knowledge and action

The Beaver Hills was designated as a biosphere on March 19, 2016 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This is a global recognition of a collective commitment by the communities within the region to celebrate and advance knowledge, culture, nature and economy together.

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The Beaver Hills was designated as a biosphere on March 19, 2016 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This is a global recognition of a collective commitment by the communities within the region to celebrate and advance knowledge, culture, nature and economy together.

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Kîkino Kitâskinâw: Our home on this land

The Beaver Hills Biosphere is located within Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous Nations, including the Plains Cree, Métis, Blackfoot, Plains Ojibway and Sioux peoples, who have deep relationships with this land, and are the original stewards of the Beaver Hills area from time immemorial. These lands are now home to Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples from many Nations. We continue to learn from our relationships with these Nations by living out our responsibilities to them and enriching our vibrant communities together.

Videos

There is so much to learn about the history and culture, conservation and development in the biosphere. These are the narratives that tell the stories of the Beaver Hills from past to present.

Projects

Biospheres are learning places for sustainable development. Together with our partners we actively participate in and support scientific research, academic studies, applied projects and educational opportunities that advance our understanding of the region’s environment, biodiversity, culture and economy.

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Experience the Biosphere

From parks and trails, to recreation areas, historic and cultural sites and wilderness retreats, the Beaver Hills has so much to offer.

Share Your Experiences

@beaverhillsbiosphere

Together we're showcasing the people, places and experiences the Beaver Hills Biosphere has to offer #beaverhillsbiosphere.

Get Involved

From citizen science and volunteer stewardship, to land use planning and policy development, numerous opportunities exist for people and organizations to contribute to a shared way of living with nature that builds a future we are proud of.

Opaminikewina ēkwa asiskiy kisēýihtewina, Mihcēt atoskēwina kakiskēýihtēkehk ka mamawi miyo wicēhtohk ēkwa kamamihcisihk.

Aanmaas lii zhaan pii lii zhistwayr mamawapowuk kishkayihtumwuk tawnshii nimiyeuwiichayhtoowanan avik la tayr pii la moond naturell poor l’oneur nutr zhaanfaan pii leu zhaanfaan.

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