Event

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Wet Areas Mapping Initiative Year Ten

Mar 17 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Towards the Goal of Environmental Excellence: Alberta’s Wet Areas Mapping Initiative at Year Ten

Alberta’s wet areas mapping initiative was initiated in 2005 and has made positive contributions to land and forest management. During this ten year time period, the wet areas mapping model has undergone a significant transformation to address complex challenges of mapping lands within the boreal forest. New spin-off modelling tools have also become an operational reality. A new understanding of moisture distributions on the forested landscape at high resolutions has spurred new scientific studies in the field of ecology, growth and yield and reclamation. This scientific symposium will report on a decade of innovation. Read more about Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Wet Areas Mapping Initiative Year Ten

Location

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Biodiversity and Forestry

Mar 16 2016 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Alberta’s forest management system identifies the maintenance of forest biodiversity as a key outcome. This workshop will explore how the implementation of ecosystem management principles and the application of strategies such as variable retention contribute to this outcome. Highlights include:

  • Application of ecosystem management principles in BC, Quebec, and Alberta and what we can learn from these different experiences. This will include several specific case studies in Alberta connecting ecological science to forest management.
  • An examination of the results from Alberta’s very own EMEND experiment. The Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance (EMEND) Project is a large-scale variable retention harvest experiment designed to test effects of residual forest structure on ecosystem integrity and forest regeneration at the forest stand-level. 
Read more about Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Workshop: Biodiversity and Forestry>

Location

Matrix Hotel
10640 100 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Call for Input

Public Notice Lamont Railcar Storage Project — Public Comments Invited

Initiative: 
Lamont Railcar Storage Project
Deadline: 
7 Mar 2016

From the CEAA website:

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Lamont Railcar Storage Project, located northwest of Lamont, Alberta. Read more about Public Notice Lamont Railcar Storage Project — Public Comments Invited

Event

EcoLiving Fair + Workshops

Mar 12 2016 - 5:00pm to Mar 13 2016 - 12:30am

The demand for sustainable living solutions continues to grow in Central Alberta so ReThink Red Deer is proud to host the EcoLiving Fair + Workshops at the Red Deer College! Read more about EcoLiving Fair + Workshops

Location

Cenovus Learning Common (east wing)
Red Deer College
Red Deer , AB
Media Release

The Perfect Storm — Unregulated Access in our Eastern Slopes

Tens of thousands of Albertans are calling for strict limits on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) along Alberta’s Eastern Slopes, and for a ban of OHVs in Alberta’s parks and protected areas. Poor management of the cumulative impacts of industrial development from oil &gas, forestry and mining along the east slopes has created the perfect storm of unregulated access from OHV users. Read more about The Perfect Storm — Unregulated Access in our Eastern Slopes

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: Evaluating Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Project Team, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Evaluating Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Project Team
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
8 Mar 2016

Water conservation and major water-using sectors voluntarily developing and implementing water conservation, efficiency and productivity (CEP) plans are pillars of the Water for Life (WFL) strategy. Improving overall efficiency and productivity of water use by 30% from 2005 levels by 2015 was identified as an aspirational specific outcome in the original WFL strategy (2003), and was reaffirmed in the renewed WFL (2008) and associated action plan (2009).

Since 2004, the Alberta Water Council (AWC) has supported the CEP initiative with three project teams: the first identified guiding principles and definitions related to CEP planning; the second developed a framework to guide the sectors in creating their CEP plans; and the third supported the seven priority water-using sectors as they developed their plans. The third team also made a recommendation for a fourth team. This team would report on the implementation progress of sectors’ CEP plans, evaluate the overall CEP planning process, and make recommendations to enhance sector CEP planning, implementation and future reporting if needed. Read more about Call for Delegate: Evaluating Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Project Team, Alberta Water Council

Event

Bentley Lecture in Sustainable Agriculture: Sustainable agriculture as adaptation to climate change

Media Release

Alberta conservation group asks why taxpayer’s money spent repairing off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails that will now have to be removed

Pincher Creek — The Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) is asking why the Government of Alberta continued to spend money repairing and entrenching off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails in what is to become the Castle Provincial Park when OHVs aren’t allowed in provincial parks. Read more about Alberta conservation group asks why taxpayer’s money spent repairing off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails that will now have to be removed

Media Release

Statement re: Federal Court decision on Maligne Lake legal challenge

EDMONTON – Conservation groups remain hopeful that a concept proposal for overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park will be stopped after a Federal Court ruling confirmed that proposals violating park management plans cannot be approved. Read more about Statement re: Federal Court decision on Maligne Lake legal challenge

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