November 12, 2013

Evaluating Mechanisms for Wetland Restoration and Retention in Alberta

Alberta Land Institute (ALI) is funding a research project to determine which methods of restoring or retaining wetlands are most effective – ecologically, economically and socially. Dr. Peter Boxall, Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at University of Alberta, is ALI’s Principal Investigator for this project. Boxall is collaborating with Dr. Irena Creed, Professor…

November 1, 2013

Past Climate Tests of Future Climate Predictions: Testing climate model veracity

The pressure to respond to Earth’s climate crisis has further increased with the recent release of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Presented by: Dr. Richard Peltier – 2013 Canada Council Killam Prize Winner in Natural Sciences Date and time: November 14, 2013 at 4:00 pm Location: Room 150, TELUS Centre, University of Alberta Free admission. Everyone welcome…

October 31, 2013

Integrating Wetlands in Municipal Planning: Alberta County Becomes Newest Wetland Restorarion Agency

Dawn Rosset knows there’s a fine balance between crop production and retaining wetlands in Alberta. “Wetlands sometimes get looked at as wastelands in terms of agricultural production,” said Rosset. “We need to inform people that there is value and benefit to leaving wetlands on the landscape.” Rosset is the Wetland Coordinator at County of Vermilion River, the first rural municipality in…

October 30, 2013

Finding Solutions for Growth: Constructed Wetlands Part of a Healthy City

For the City of Edmonton wetlands are a critical component of both its support for biodiversity and water quality management. Edmonton’s rapid growth over recent decades has lead to great transformation of the city’s human-dominated landscape. One of the City’s new challenges is the need to manage the additional storm water runoff from commercial and residential development with the City’s…

October 25, 2013

Preserving the Landscape: Minimizing Wetland Impact seen as First Step to Retention in Alberta

Wetlands provide many benefits to society and are important to Alberta’s landscape. “Alberta is a very important location for wetlands,” said Barry Bishop, Head of Alberta Conservation Programs with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). “Historically in its pristine state, the wetland density that we had in this province rivaled that of anywhere in the world, and our boreal area in the north is basically…