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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). Silvacom has been working with both the Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Network (ESBN) and industry partners to […]

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Phase 2 of the Algar Ecosystem Service Assessment project (ES Phase 2) began back in March of this year. The ES Phase 2 project team consists of representatives from Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI), Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF), Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and Silvacom. This team have been working together for […]

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February 24, 2015 marked the Algar Landscape Ecological Assessment and Planning (LEAP) Project’s final day of operations. Over the course of this four year project, over 340 kilometres of legacy seismic lines were either mounded and planted with seedlings or treated with natural regeneration protection. A staggering total of 161,700 trees were planted over this […]

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Land restoration in Alberta is expected to play a key role in a number of upcoming policies and government initiatives. The Land-use Framework’s regional plans, the Biodiversity Management Framework, Conservation Offsets and Integrated Resource Management are a few of the initiatives in Alberta that are expected to be drivers for land restoration. The Landscape Ecological […]

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Silvacom is now using the Landscape Ecological Assessment and Planning (LEAP) framework in Northeast British Columbia (NEBC) to manage Area-based Analysis (ABA) thresholds set by the designated oil and gas regulation agency in the province – the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC). WHAT ARE THESE THRESHOLDS? In spring 2013, the BCOGC implemented an […]