Striking Balance episodes

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Long Point Biosphere Reserve, Ontario

 

Once surrounded by desert, Ontario’s Long Point – the world’s longest freshwater sand spit, is today lush with forests and wetlands.  Ironically, an invasive plant, phragmites, is now its biggest threat.

 

Watch the Long Point episode of Striking Balance for a limited time on TVO.org!

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Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, British Columbia

 

After years of conflict over logging in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, communities look to the past to learn how the environment, cultures, and economies can thrive for hundreds of years to come.

 

Watch the Clayoquot Sound episode of Striking Balance for a limited time on TVO.org!

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Mont Saint-Hilaire Biosphere Reserve, Quebec

 

The old-growth forest and pristine glacial lake of Quebec’s towering Mont Saint-Hilaire are cherished by the communities that surround it, but unchecked – their growth threatens the very mountain they love.

 

Watch the Mont Saint-Hilaire episode of Striking Balance for a limited time on TVO.org!

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Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve, Nova Scotia

 

On the Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton, oyster farming was seen as a sustainable alternative to working in coal and steel.  After a parasite ravages the oyster population, both traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge and western science are being used to bring the oyster back.

 

Watch the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve episode of Striking Balance on TVO.org for a limited time!

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Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, Ontario

 

The people of Georgian Bay, Ontario, struggle to mitigate the impact of increasing numbers of cottagers and a new 4-lane highway on the region’s endangered species.

 

Watch the Georgian Bay episode of Striking Balance for a limited time on TVO.org!

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Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve, Saskatchewan

 

Students conduct both social and scientific experiments at Redberry – a salt lake at the heart of a shrinking Saskatchewan community that’s determined to thrive in the face of industrial agriculture.

 

Watch the Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve episode of Striking Balance for a limited time on TVO.org!

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Fundy Biosphere Reserve, New Brunswick

 

The Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon is teetering on the edge of extinction, but the people of the Fundy Biosphere Reserve are determined to bring it back.

 

Watch the Fundy Biosphere Reserve episode of Striking Balance for a limited time on TVO.org!

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Waterton Biosphere Reserve, Alberta

 

Grizzly bears have been increasingly protected in Alberta since 2006, challenging the ranchers of the Waterton Biosphere Reserve to find new ways to coexist with this powerful animal.

 

Watch the Waterton Biosphere Reserve episode of Striking Balance for a limited time on TVO.org!

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