Key Biodiversity Areas for Land Use Planning in Manitoba and Newfoundland

Wildlife and ecosystems in Canada and around the world continue to decline with negative repercussions for our biodiversity, which is essential to maintain a healthy and sustainable life. One of the key challenges of conservation is knowing where to in …

Finding the Path to Better Soil Health: An Exploratory Workshop

This grant supported a one-day workshop bringing together government representatives, producers, non-profit organizations, and researchers to articulate the current state of “sustainable” land use practices in Alberta.  The workshop provided direction …

Bright Lights: Promising Practices for Improving Urban Energy Systems

This project sets out to establish the methods used in cities, where the bulk of energy consumption occurs, to reduce energy demands in western Canada. Its goal is to observe an increase in energy strategy implementation focusing on demand-side energy …

Interprovincial Municipal Conservation Research Collaborative

While Alberta municipalities’ land use decisions have significant ecological implications, municipalities often struggle to obtain conservation policy support that is both useful and affordable. The goal of this project is to pilot test a crowd-sourced …