Author Archives: Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP

Algar Ecosystem Service Project

That’s a Wrap: A Review of the Algar Ecosystem Service Project

Five years ago, following the first large-scale restoration project of its kind, Silvacom and project partners set out to quantify the additional benefits of linear restoration of legacy seismic lines. This project was supported by Alberta Innovates through the Ecosystem Service and Biodiversity Network (ESBN) which exists to advance Alberta’s knowledge surrounding ecosystem services and […]

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linear restoration Alberta

3 Potential Ways to Fund Linear Restoration in Alberta

As we begin 2018, the Government of Alberta (GoA) is ramping up linear restoration in the province as part of a larger commitment to establish Alberta as a leader in caribou habitat protection. One of the first commitments the government made to improve caribou populations was to initiate the most aggressive seismic line restoration project […]

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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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