Long Point Biosphere: Ontario’s first Priority Place for conservation investment

Join “Maya” the Blanding’s Turtle for a tour of her home in the south western area of Norfolk County that was chosen as a top priority for conservation investment by the federal government over the next three years.

Research and conservation database

In addition to telling Maya’s story, the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation has collaborated with the Canadian Wildlife Service, Norfolk County, the local conservation community and universities to create and host a single “one stop” database for sharing research and conservation information about the Long Point Walsingham Forest area and all of Norfolk County.

Metadata available for download

The information in the mapping application above is available for download as various datasets in the hope that this info will be of use for projects of other conservation organizations.



Document Library


Providing public access to local resources, research, historic information, and more.

The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation received funding in 2015 for the development of a Digital Library. The purpose of this library is to enable researchers, conservation practitioners, and the general public to access historic and current information on environmental management, research, and monitoring pertinent to the Long Point Area. A parallel initiative is to update the Long Point Bibliography to provide a central document outlining all research conducted around, or related to, the Long Point area.

Explore the Library