The BRIMS Web Application: Shaping the Alberta Bioeconomy

Biomass and the Bioeconomy in Alberta The energy market is changing across the globe as governments and industry seek clean technology solutions in a low carbon economy. Biofuels can play a key part in reducing the carbon intensity of our economy. For example, wood pellets offer a direct conversion opportunity to replace or supplement coal […]

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New Tools for Measuring Forest Sector Ecosystem Services

Forests provide society with many beneficial ecosystem services, including wood products, biodiversity, fresh water, recreation and carbon storage. The forest industry understands this and recognizes the importance of ecosystem services to society. In fact, ecosystem services are embedded in sustainable forest management principles such as the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) forest certification standard. Forest managers […]

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An Introduction to Alberta’s Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS)

Alberta’s Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) was formally launched on January 24, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. Key representatives from the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta, Alberta Innovates and other important industries gathered in the Silvacom head office for the public unveiling and live demonstration of the BRIMS web application. With an ever-expanding demand […]

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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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Using Ecosystem Services to Update the Environmental Assessment Framework

Opportunity Knocks: Using Ecosystem Services to Update the Environmental Assessment Framework

Rules of Engagement Government of Canada requirements to engage with stakeholders during the environmental assessment process may be about to change. Currently, the duty to engage stakeholders is limited to informing stakeholders at key points throughout the assessment process while also allowing them the opportunity to comment once a decision has been made. A criticism […]

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