The tall limestone cliffs and turquoise water of the Bruce Peninsula provide a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Credit: Scott Parker
Sharing information on Best Management Practices is an important part of collaboration between the individuals, communities, watershed groups and governmental agencies at work for Lake Huron. Credit: BPBA
Exposed limestone bluffs at Cave Point, Bruce Peninsula.
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
Southern Ontario agriculture along Lake Huron’s southeast shore. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Sand beach and dune complexes are found along the southeastern shores, such as those pictured here near Pinery Provincial Park. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Lake Huron waters support a thriving agricultural sector, particularly in the southeastern portion of the watershed. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Volunteers engaged in stream restoration efforts in a Lake Huron tributary. Photo credit: MSIA
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
The St. Marys River flows from Lake Superior to Lake Huron, contributing 8 billion liters/hour to the receiving basin in Lake Huron. Photo credit: Mark Chambers

Formed over 5000 years ago, the glacier-created escarpment of the Bruce Peninsula is known for its rugged landscape and unique formations called ‘flower pots’. The tip of the peninsula boasts two National Parks: the Bruce Peninsula National Park, and the Fathom Five National Marine Park – the first marine park in Canada. Together, these features attract tourists from all over the world to explore the geological formations, coastal cliffs, shipwrecks, rare plants and migrating birds. Communities along the Bruce Peninsula would like to enhance local waterways to protect this unique ecosystem.

The ‘Framework’ has provided support to the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to achieving a healthy environment. Established in 2000, it became the first community committee to implement the concepts of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves along the Niagara Escarpment.

The Association promotes a healthy, sustainable community with a balance between local sustainable development and conservation. It strives to build local capacity by providing support for research, monitoring, education and information exchange related to local issues. Administered by a volunteer board of directors, the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association represents diverse members of the community, including conservationists, business owners, teachers and students and several others. This collaboration among a wide range of community members is the foundation to the Association’s guiding principles, representing all interests in the community to achieve a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community on the Bruce Peninsula.

Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association Web Site


Bruce Peninsula 2016 Project Summary

Bruce Peninsula 2015 Project Summary

Bruce Peninsula 2014 Project Summary