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Ecosystem Services: Why the Private Sector NEEDS to Sit at the Table

Natural Capital Symposium March 20-23 We recently headed to Silicon Valley to participate in the Natural Capital Symposium at Stanford University and speak on the Sustainable Development Planning panel. The purpose of the symposium was to bring together Natural Capital thought leaders from around the globe to review their natural capital approaches, share new ideas, […]

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Ecosystem Services Environmental Assessment

Incorporating Ecosystem Services into the Environmental Assessment Process

The Alberta economy depends heavily on natural resource extraction. These activities can have significant environmental and social impacts on regions in which they operate. The environmental assessment (EA) process has been put in place, both federally and provincially, to protect the interest of stakeholders impacted in these regions. The overarching goal of the process is […]

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Where the Wild Things Are: A Review of the Algar Wildlife Monitoring Project

In recent years, there have been ongoing improvements in resource exploration techniques that have allowed for faster recovery of the impacted forest. However, legacy conventional seismic lines have often been slow to revegetate on their own, especially in lowland conditions. Some of these legacy seismic lines have remained on the land base for well over […]

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Alberta bio-economy

Moving Forward with Bio-Industrial Innovation and Investment in Alberta Communities

Local Economies Switch Things Up The economic landscape is changing and communities are looking for new ways to sustain their economies. Economic diversification is the focus for many communities and organizations, and the opportunities to take advantage of one of Alberta’s most abundant resources, biomass, is a prospect that shouldn’t be ignored. Advancing the bio-economy […]

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Alberta's Top Employers

Silvacom – One of Alberta’s Top Employers 2017

Originally published in the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Silvacom Cultivates Careers – and Fun At Silvacom, the social event of the season is an annual pig roast fundraiser. It brings together employees of the Edmonton-based, environmental consulting and software development firm and their families to support the company’s […]

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