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The West Nova Eco Site is dedicated to promoting the environmental importance of an area covering Digby and Annapolis Counties on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada -- an area important for both nature lovers and environmental innovators. This site highlights the area's ecotourism opportunities, but also explores new technologies and ideas in the region's growing environmental sector.

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The region abounds in diversity, from the fertile Annapolis Valley to the time-worn basalt of the North Mountain formation to a coastline dominated by the highest tides in the world. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, bear, deer and fox, and bird species, including raptors, songbirds and waterfowl. The summer months provide the best opportunity to see humpback, finn and right whales with one of the local whale watching tours. The waters of the Bay of Fundy, St. Mary's Bay and the Annapolis Basin provide an ideal habitat for a variety of marine life, such as lobster, scallops, pollock, cod, haddock and mackerel, to name a few.

Inland, one can find the protected areas of the Tobeatic Wildlife Management Area and Kejimkujik National Park, adjacent to each other, providing 1,381 km2, of pristine forest. These two areas contain a variety of important plant and animal species, including a 300-year-old growth hemlock forest, as well as the rare Blandings Turtle. With all these natural amenities, it is not hard to see why this area has become a haven for cycling, hiking, sea kayaking, canoeing and bird watching.

Annapolis and Digby Counties are also home to many dynamic companies and projects lake.jpg (8540 bytes)working to prove that, through innovative thinking and modern technologies, industry and the environment can co-exist. Examples of this can be seen in the Annapolis Royal Tidal Generating Station, the Bear River Solar Aquatic Plant, and the Marine Resource Centre of Excellence. There are also numerous habitat restoration and research projects in the area, many of which are within Kejimkujik National Park. The College of Geographical Sciences, located in Lawrencetown, provides the region with world-class technology in the fields of Surveying, Satellite Imagery and Geographical Information Systems.

We hope you enjoy your tour of the West Nova Eco Site and we encourage you to experience the beauty and diversity of the area in person. You may search the site by area with our regional map, or by topic, accessed through the navigational kayak located on the left of each page.

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