Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) hosted its first Innovation Summit in Banff, Alberta from March 31 to April 2, 2015. Around 530 people attended the conference from across Canada, the United States, and Europe. In addition to COSIA members, representatives from provincial and federal governments, academic institutions, and ENGOs were also in attendance. This […]

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The Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) held their annual Alberta AGM & Conference in Red Deer, February 25 to 27, 2015. The CLRA celebrated their 40th anniversary this year and the overall theme of the event was Resilience. As always, the focus of the conference pertained to land reclamation, specifically industrial-related reclamation activity. Over the […]


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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The Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada’s (PTAC) 2014 Ecological Issues & Resource Access Forum was held in Calgary, on November 27, 2014. This exciting event featured a diverse group of speakers representing industry, government, academia and many other institutions involved in ecological issues. All presenters were invited to speak on a range of topics relating […]


Winter Is Coming Winter is an exciting time for all of us in Silvacom. Some companies wind down during these months, but we are busier than ever, you could say that we are quite literally and figuratively snowed under at this time of year! One of our main winter initiatives is the Algar Caribou Habitat […]