The Biosphere Institute addresses two major challenges affecting the Bow Valley:
human-wildlife coexistence and climate change.
We use a range of educational tools to build a culture of responsible behaviour, including classroom presentations, how-to workshops, and in-depth collaborations with volunteers who educate their fellow citizens. We conduct targeted research to understand interconnected social and ecological questions, such as development trends in Canmore and how to balance human activity and wildlife conservation. We engage citizens in tangible, community-led projects.
Our programs aim to incorporate best practices and promote innovative approaches to conservation in the Bow Valley.