On Tuesday, April 5, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Canada's Top 100 Small & Medium Employers (SMEs) for 2022. This is the sixth time that Silvacom has been awarded this title, having been recognized previously in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
January 25, 2022, AB: Today, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Alberta's Top 75 Employers for the sixth consecutive year in an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
Across Canada, there is a need to verify the long-term sustainability of forest management plans. This has typically required planners to demonstrate that their forest management plans provide long-term and steady fibre supply while complying with various fibre and non-fibre constraints over a projected planning horizon of between 100 to 200 years. While this is often done aspatially (without consideration to spatial planning constraints or harvest block scheduling) many planners are beginning to plan using spatial models to both comply with provincial regulations and improve planning efficiency. This begs the question: what is spatial modelling and how do planners make the conceptual jump from aspatial to spatial modelling during forest management planning?
Are you a student interested in forestry, agriculture, environmental sciences, or a related field? Maybe you’ve heard about Remote Sensing and Photo Interpretation, but you’re not quite sure if it’s the right fit for you. This blog is intended to help you find out more about this career choice and decide if it is something you might be interested in.
The North American Caribou Workshop (NACW) is held every two years, and this year’s virtual instalment featured participants from North America and Europe. Industry, researchers, Indigenous community representatives, resource managers, and decision-makers came together to discuss and share learnings, ideas, and the challenges of caribou conservation.
On Tuesday, April 6, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Canada's Top 100 Small & Medium Employers (SMEs) for 2021. This is the fifth time that Silvacom has been awarded this title, having been recognized previously in 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Today, Silvacom Ltd. (Silvacom) was named one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers for the fifth consecutive year in an annual competition organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The energy market is changing across the globe as governments and industry seek clean technology solutions in a low carbon economy.
Forests provide society with many beneficial ecosystem services, including wood products, biodiversity, fresh water, recreation and carbon storage.
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.
Alberta’s Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) was formally launched on January 24, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta.
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.
The overarching goal of the environmental assessment process is to protect the environment by incorporating environmental factors into decision making.
Since the launch of the Natural Capital Protocol last year, we have made strides in assembling the necessary tools available to the private sector.
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.
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 economic landscape is changing and communities are looking for new ways to sustain their economies.
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.
Monitoring programs provide us with valuable information to help assess the various innovative linear restoration techniques we have trialled and their effectiveness at achieving desired ecological outcomes including improving undisturbed caribou habitat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Environmental stewardship first came to the forefront in the 1980s with the introduction of basic environmental health and safety (EHS) systems.
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.
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?
In early 2012, Alberta Innovates Bio-Solutions engaged Silvacom to begin work on the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) project.
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".