Author Archives: Jordan Hayes, BScF, MSc, RPF

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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From Proof of Concept to Effective Tools: Proving Silvacom’s Innovative Linear Restoration Techniques Work

This past fall, Silvacom was back on the ground in Northeast Alberta revisiting monitoring plots established during previous linear restoration projects. Combined, these linear restoration projects have restored approximately 420 km of seismic lines in critical caribou habitat areas. As part of these restoration projects, over 176,000 trees have also been planted. The associated monitoring […]

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One Person’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure: BRIMS, Alberta’s Next Bio-Resource Investment Tool

In early 2012, Alberta Innovates recognized that there was a lack of publicly available data to support the spatial planning of biomass developments in the province. Companies that are looking to advance their business solutions in the environment and natural resource sectors require solid baseline data to conduct, plan, analyze, and implement projects, which led […]

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The 5 Reasons You Should Care About Biomass

Think biomass and its production doesn’t impact you? Read on to learn 5 great reasons why you should care about biomass! What Exactly IS Biomass? Biomass is essentially all of the plants and animals that are on the planet today. It is biological material that can be derived from any living or recently living matter. […]

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