Posts Categorized: Shared Footprints Award

The Goatworks Program

City of Edmonton

Team Meet and Bleat 2017The three-year GoatWorks Pilot Project was established to explore the use of goat browse an alternative weed management tool on City parkland. The project further aims to connect with Edmontonians to build a better understanding of the City’s integrated pest management practices. The benefits of this pilot, if successful, will have a positive impact on the environment (such as reduced carbon emissions from not mowing, less use of herbicide, ...

fRI Research Grizzly Bear Program

GBP_2013_G259-with-cubs-in-KakwaThe Grizzly Bear Program (GBP) was created at fRI Research in 1998 to provide knowledge and planning tools to land and resource managers to ensure the long-term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta. Under the guidance of Program Lead Gordon Stenhouse, the GBP has become widely recognized for excellent science, practical solutions, and strong partnerships. The success of the of the GBP has been built from its long-term partnerships ...

Finding Common Ground: Exploring Energy Options and Opportunities in the Battle River Watershed

Battle River Watershed Alliance

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fullsizeoutput_e8fFinding Common Ground is a three-part project meant to increase knowledge, dialogue, and action about energy and climate change in the Battle River Watershed. The project has three distinct parts: the Bike Tour, the Documentary, and the Community Conversation Series.

The project started with a three-day bike tour exploring the energy options and ...

Creekwatch Citizen Science and Stewardship

RiverWatch Institute of Alberta

Invert Net w GuideHave you ever wondered where rain and snow melt goes beyond the storm drain? Some assume such water is treated and then sent out into the river, but that’s not the case. Now, thanks to CreekWatch, citizen scientists are finding out exactly what pollutants are in these water sources—everything from concrete and plastic to garbage and animal droppings.

A spinoff of the popular RiverWatch program, a student-focused ...

Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration

Devon Canada

caribou copyThe Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration (RICC) was born of necessity. Because boreal woodland caribou are a threatened species, and because their large ranges overlap with oil, gas and timber resources in Alberta, a group of energy and forestry companies in the Cold Lake and East Side Athabasca River (ESAR) caribou ranges of northeast Alberta chose to go beyond individual efforts.

Formed in 2012 when Devon Canada Corp. ...

NAIT Boreal Research Institute

NAIT

Boreal Research Institute (BRI) was initiated in 1996 as a post-secondary – forest industry research partnership. Today, BRI has expanded to 14 industrial partners, five industry sectors; 11 research collaborators, and a wide range of field trials across the boreal region; including Shell Canada Limited (Peace River oil sands), West Fraser (Blue Ridge), Apache Canada Ltd. (Zama oil field), ConocoPhillips Canada (Surmount) and Imperial Oil (Cold Lake oil ...

Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration

Devon Canada

Boreal woodland caribou populations are listed as “threatened” under Canada’s Species At Risk Act. In Alberta, their large ranges also overlap with significant oil, gas and timber resources. Due to their wide-ranging nature, caribou recovery requires a coordinated approach, implemented at the caribou range scale, to be most effective. The Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration (RICC) is a group of energy and forestry companies operating in the Cold Lake ...

Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership

In 2005, a group of companies and government agencies came together under the umbrella of fRI Research with the goal of developing a better system to inventory, manage and repair stream crossings. The Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership (FSCP), a multi-industry partnership with the objective of improving the condition and performance of stream crossings by inventorying, prioritizing, repairing barriers to fish passage, and maintaining watershed health, was the result ...

Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Park Council

Blue Rapids Park Council

In 2005, when the local community wanted to bring better management of 56 square kilometers of land across the North Saskatchewan River, the Blue Rapids Park Council was born. The Council’s work includes environmental education, ecological monitoring and stewardship initiatives. They promote community ownership for local wild places and sound environmental practices. They believe that involving the community at all levels is important and as such, deliver free programs to ...

Beaver Hills Initiative

The Beaver Hills Initiative (BHI) is a multi-stakeholder collaboration comprised of four municipalities (Strathcona County, Lamont County, Beaver County, Leduc County), the federal and provincial governments, indigenous communities, academia, non-governmental organizations, and industry. Members came together in 2002 in recognition of the Beaver Hills’ distinct moraine landscape, to promote a bioregional approach to land management that will conserve the landscape, while integrating social, economic, cultural elements in harmony with the ...