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Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on June 10, 2020

On Friday, June 5, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Canada's Top 100 Small & Medium Employers (SMEs) for 2020. This is the fourth time that Silvacom has been awarded this title, having been recognized previously in 2016, 2018 and 2019. 


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on April 14, 2020

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – The Silvacom Group of Companies is proud to unveil Silvacom CS. The Silvacom Group has been creating cloud-based solutions since 2001, and the launch of the new Silvacom CS brand sees its software development team break out into its own business venture.


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on February 20, 2020

Today, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers for the fourth consecutive year in an annual national employer competition run by Mediacorp Canada Inc. (Mediacorp).


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on July 04, 2019

Meet LuSEE

The Land-Use Social, Environmental, and Economic decision support system (LuSEE) was developed to evaluate the trade-offs between overlapping values within each Land-Use Framework (LUF) region in Alberta by assessing the relative value of complementary, competing, and conflicting interests.


Libby Price, B.Econ, MEM, EP
By Libby Price, B.Econ, MEM, EP on October 02, 2018

Wildfires are a natural part of Canada's wildland ecosystem and play an integral role in nature. They recycle nutrients, regenerate the forest and create diverse vegetation that provides wildlife habitat.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on September 25, 2018

Five years after 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.


Scott Wilson, MSc, EP
By Scott Wilson, MSc, EP on July 02, 2018

The energy market is changing across the globe as governments and industry seek clean technology solutions in a low carbon economy. 


Libby Price, B.Econ, MEM, EP
By Libby Price, B.Econ, MEM, EP on June 29, 2018

Forests provide society with many beneficial ecosystem services, including wood products, biodiversity, fresh water, recreation and carbon storage.


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on June 21, 2018

The Silvacom Group is excited to announce that we’re expanding and moving our existing Calgary location to a prime downtown location. Accessible via the Plus 15 pedestrian system (+15 Skywalk), this move will help our three companies (Silvacom Ltd., MNC Ltd. and Altalis Ltd.) continue to grow and offer a more convenient location to hold meetings and presentations. 


Scott Wilson, MSc, EP
By Scott Wilson, MSc, EP on February 05, 2018

Alberta’s Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) was formally launched on January 24, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta.


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on January 24, 2018

This new interactive web-based tool will support potential investment in Alberta's bio-resource economy by connecting the world to provincial biomass, ecosystem services, and land-use data.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on January 18, 2018

An estimated 150,000 km of legacy seismic lines across Alberta will require some type of intervention to be placed on a trajectory to full recovery.


Scott Wilson, MSc, EP
By Scott Wilson, MSc, EP on December 08, 2017

The overarching goal of the environmental assessment process is to protect the environment by incorporating environmental factors into decision making.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on August 21, 2017

The Interim Report 2 of 3: Assessing the Ecosystem Service Benefits of the COSIA LEAP Program is now available to download.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on July 31, 2017

Since the launch of the Natural Capital Protocol last year, we have made strides in assembling the necessary tools available to the private sector.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on June 20, 2017

 

Natural Capital Symposium

The purpose of the Natural Capital Symposium is to bring together Natural Capital thought leaders from around the globe to review their natural capital approaches, share new ideas, and address gaps and barriers.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on May 30, 2017

The Alberta economy depends heavily on natural resource extraction. These activities can have significant environmental and social impacts on regions in which they operate.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on May 03, 2017

In recent years, there have been ongoing improvements in resource exploration techniques that have allowed for faster recovery of the impacted forest. 


Scott Wilson, MSc, EP
By Scott Wilson, MSc, EP on April 10, 2017

The economic landscape is changing and communities are looking for new ways to sustain their economies.


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on February 02, 2017

I find that I am often asked what the Silvacom name means and/or where it came from, so I asked Bob Morton, one of our founding partners and our current CSO and Chairman of the Board to pen a quick blog that explains the history behind the Silvacom name and brand.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on January 03, 2017

Monitoring programs provide us with valuable information to help assess the various innovative linear restoration techniques we have trialed and their effectiveness at achieving desired ecological outcomes including improving undisturbed caribou habitat.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on December 05, 2016

Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS)

ALUS Canada is a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization that encourages the delivery of ecosystem services by partnering with agricultural producers to set aside marginal lands or cost-share the implementation of a number of best management practices.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on November 06, 2016

Private sector uptake of natural capital accounting is on the rise. Competing land uses are putting more pressure on our natural ecosystems, which is causing the private sector to take note and consider how this will effect their bottom line. 


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on October 26, 2016

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.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on September 13, 2016

With more public and government pressure to decarbonize the economy, carbon heavy industries are having to adapt to remain competitive in these new market conditions.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on August 05, 2016

What Is the Protocol?

Natural capital is defined as the earth’s stock of natural assets. These assets can be renewable and non-renewable resources, including; air, soil, forests, and water, to name a few. The benefits people derive from the combined flow of natural capital have been coined ecosystem services.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on June 27, 2016

Government regulation has long been the traditional mechanism employed to avoid environmental degradation. These Command and Control (CAC) policies tell companies what the environmental standards are and how to meet them. 


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on May 02, 2016

While conventional linear restoration programs have concentrated on reducing the amount of fragmentation in caribou habitat, there is now a focus on the additional benefits that occur on the land base in the form of ecosystem services (ES).


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on March 18, 2016

Ecosystem Services (ES) are the benefits nature provides to people. These can include essential services like access to clean drinking water and food production or other values like recreational opportunities and aesthetics. 


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on March 11, 2016

Environmental stewardship first came to the forefront in the 1980s with the introduction of basic environmental health and safety (EHS) systems. 


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on December 14, 2015

Many industries enjoy a wide range of benefits from the resources and processes supplied by nature. Forests supply timber and wood fiber, purify rivers and streams, and yield genetic resources. River systems provide fresh water, power, and recreation. 


Scott Wilson, MSc, EP
By Scott Wilson, MSc, EP on September 17, 2015

Think biomass and its production doesn’t impact you? Read on to learn 5 great reasons why you should care about biomass!


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on September 04, 2015

Ecosystem Services are the benefits nature provides to human well-being. The term is frequently thrown around in academic circles, but why should you care about them?


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on August 05, 2015

Where It All Began

Classrooms for Africa’s mission is to help poor and disadvantaged African communities provide high quality, value-based education.


Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP
By Toni Anderson, BBA, MScF, EP on February 18, 2015

Our Guide to BRIMS

In early 2012, Alberta Innovates Bio-Solutions engaged Silvacom to begin work on the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) project.


Steve Reed, BScF, RPF, GISP
By Steve Reed, BScF, RPF, GISP on November 19, 2014

In the spirit of GIS Day, and for those of you that don’t know much about spatial or image analysis, we've broken down the basics of GIS.


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on June 06, 2014

Congratulations to our clients at COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance) for receiving a 2014 Emerald Award for their use of LEAP in the Algar Restoration Pilot Project.


Elva Kennedy, BA
By Elva Kennedy, BA on May 12, 2014

Congratulations to our team for their win at the 2013 Graphex Awards; Canada’s biennial National design awards program celebrating the best design in Canada in all mediums! 


Libby Price, B.Econ, MEM, EP
By Libby Price, B.Econ, MEM, EP on October 22, 2013

If someone was to Google the term "environmental monitoring", they would get millions of hits, including a wide range of definitions; some of which are pretty complex. In its simplest form, "environmental monitoring" can be boiled down to "the process of gathering information or data on a regular basis".


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