In The Redberry Lake Biosphere Region we share common values of equality, miyo-mahcihoyān (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being ), appreciation of local nature, culture and heritage. Interconnectedness is what sustains our unique landscape, people and economy. We hope to inspire future generations to live harmoniously in an ecosystem that thrives in sustainable, environmental practices and community.
To nurture a balance between humans and nature where conservation, shared initiatives and sustainable resource use is encouraged and explored through research, education, and collaboration.
In the Redberry Lake Biosphere Region our mandate of conservation, sustainable development and capacity building is accomplished through collaboration and partnerships at the local, provincial, national and international levels. We partner with businesses, governments, and local organizations to achieve these goals throughout the region. The goals within each mandate below are a reflection of the region’s dedication to creating a sustainable, thriving environment for future generations.
To maintain a healthy environment with clean water, clean air and a thriving diversity of native species.
To continue to restore degraded soils and waters, as they are of ecological significance and needed for survival.
Regional & Sustainable
To recognize that the concept of marginal land refers only to agricultural suitability and that non-agricultural lands are also valuable to society at large and are worthy of careful management.
To pilot and demonstrate sustainable development practices and share lessons learned with other regions in Canada
To have profitable farms, businesses and community initiatives.
To build democratic processes in decision-making for actions that affect the community and region.
Preserve the right to meaningful and direct participation in decision-making processes of our choice without influence from outside agencies.
To engage young people in selecting and creating opportunities for recreation, employment, education, and spiritual well-being.
To collaborate with other communities, agencies and governments in all cases where tangible mutual benefit is assured.
To foster reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples through land-based programs and stewardship.
Support mitigation and adaptation to climate change and other aspects of global environmental change.
Conserve biodiversity, restore and enhance ecosystem services and foster sustainable use of natural resources.