September 30, 2020
Tags: Research

How the Beatles & Beyoncé are powering soil conservation research in Alberta

When you think of accepting an internship with ALI’s Soil Health Initiative, images of standing in a canola field, digging up soil cores and getting dirty come to mind.  But for two U of A law students, first-year Kyle Whitlock and second-year Monika Sharma, it means spending days on their home computers digging around the internet to research the current state of soil legislation. ALI’s Soil…

September 21, 2020
Tools for Alberta Municipalities to Protect Biodiversity

Municipalities & Biodiversity Webinar Replay

If you want to protect biodiversity you should ditch the corn chips   On September 16, we invited 3 guests to share their expertise about the role municipalities play in protecting, measuring and mitigating biodiversity. We heard from:  Dr. Cameron Jefferies, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law University of Alberta who shared updates to the Municipal Government Act that enable and require the…

May 27, 2020

Biodiversity Offsets 101 Replay

On May 22, International Day for Biological Diversity, we partnered with Miistakis Institute to present an introductory webinar about biodiversity offsets.   The biodiversity crisis is leading many jurisdictions to consider biodiversity offsets. It should be no surprise (though we were!) that over 200 people registered from across Canada to attend this introductory webinar: Biodiversity Offsets 101…

March 25, 2020
water research & resources for land use planners

World Water Day - Resources for Land Use Planners & Policy Makers

To mark World Water Day 2020, here's a round up of some excellent water-related resources that may be useful to planners and policy-makers. 1. Learn about 'wet growth,' a relatively new planning concept, which calls for development plans to be constrained by the availability of water in Urban, Suburban, Regional and Wet Growth in Alberta {Click here to download}. 2. Municipal land use planners in…

December 19, 2019

Can Alberta’s municipalities address biodiversity conservation challenges?

Opportunities & challenges Globally, biodiversity is in crisis. Environmental pollution, climate change, habitat loss, and many other anthropogenic threats jeopardize both species and ecologically significant spaces. Rising to the challenge of contemporary biodiversity conservation requires action at all levels of regulatory authority: international, national, and sub-national. In partnership with…