Assessing the Ecosystem Service Benefits of Linear Restoration – Technical Report Release

The latest addition to the Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Network (ESBN) Toolkit, the Interim Report 2 of 3: Assessing the Ecosystem Service Benefits of the COSIA LEAP Program is now available to download. Different than other reports related to the COSIA LEAP program, this report focuses on the entire Lower Athabasca watershed and what changes […]

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Natural Capital Protocol Silvacom

A Year in Review: What Has Happened Since the Release of the Natural Capital Protocol?

On July 13, 2016, the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) released the Natural Capital Protocol. This marked a big step forward in the effort to standardize natural capital reporting for the private sector and gave businesses the tools they needed to identify, track, and measure their impacts and dependencies on natural capital in a systematic and […]

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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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