Welcome to Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve

Riding Mountain UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve (RMBR), one of 19 Biosphere Reserves in Canada, was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1986. It is a special area within which people are encouraged to demonstrate better approaches to conservation and sustainable resource use.

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About Us

Riding Mountain UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

"Working Together for the Prosperity and Posterity of Our Communities"

Designated by UNESCO in 1986 our mission is to foster and encourage a sustainable community based regional economy, with high biodiversity, landscape, and social values, with Riding Mountain National Park of Canada as a key component.

Our Work

What We Are Doing

Climate Resiliency and Food Security

At the Farm Gate

Coming Events

Check back regularly to keep up to date with upcoming events and workshops being offered.

Lake Water Testing

Water testing programs


Hosting webinars on a variety of topics. Check back to see our upcoming fall line-up.

At the Farm Gate Spring Market

Promoting local and regional producers and artisans the At the Farm Gate Markets are held twice a year. Our next Market will be held Saturday May 18, 2024 from 10 am - 3 pm at the Onanole Rec Centre.


RMBR General Meetings are generally held the last Thursday of every 2nd month starting in January. Check our calendar for more details.

Where we are

Our Gallery

Who we are

Our Board and Staff

Valerie Pankratz

Executive Director

Daryl Kines


Slade Doyle

Vice Chair

Kirsten Harms

Project Coordinator

News & Blogs

Latest Blogs From Our Vault

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