wildlife monitoring

In recent years, there have been ongoing improvements in resource exploration techniques that have allowed for faster recovery of the impacted forest. However, legacy conventional seismic lines have often been slow to revegetate on their own, especially in lowland conditions. Some of these legacy seismic lines have remained on the land base for well over […]

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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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When beginning an Ecosystem Services (ES) project, the first question that tends to come up is, “how do we choose what are we going to measure?” This usually results in looking at what previous studies have done and what data is already available locally. While these considerations will remain important in an ES selection process, […]

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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 […]