Posts Categorized: Finalist

A Career Dedicated to Wildlife Conservation

Bob Peel

How many people can say they have saved a species??  Bob Peel’s whole-hearted commitment to wildlife conservation is evident in his 41-year career with the Calgary Zoo and is most visible through his continuing work at the zoo’s Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre where dedicated to the captive breeding of endangered species for reintroduction to the wild.

Barry Kolenosky

Mr. Kolenosky has shown an outstanding level of commitment to the environment in his position with Lac La Biche County, going above and beyond business as usual and blazing new trails in water management.

Waldron Project

Waldron Grazing Co-Operative Ltd.

Located in Alberta’s Southern Foothills, the Waldron Property is the largest remaining block of deeded land along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and last year, the Waldron Grazing Co-operative Ltd. made Canadian conservation history by voting in favour of working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to place a conservation easement on the 30,536-acre Waldron Property. This agreement is the largest conservation easement in both Canadian and ...

Rough Fescue Grasslands Restoration Project

Tannas Conservation Services

Foothills rough fescue (Festuca campestris) is the climax grassland species of the grasslands stretching along the foothills in south- Through research on the mechanisms behind Kentucky bluegrass invasion and methods to restore rough fescue, Steven Tannas and the team at Tannas Conservation Services, has been able to create a reclamation technique that has resulted in the repeated successful restoration of foothills rough fescue in multiple reclamation projects of the ...

Statoil Understanding Caribou Initiatives

Statoil Canada

Statoil is demonstrating that a healthy environment and economy is attainable by using science to develop methods that can protect caribou in Alberta’s oil sands. Not only is Statoil learning more about Caribou through their innovative methods to conserve their habitat, but they are also sharing their knowledge to help to understand and conserve the environment by understanding caribou.  As one judge stated, “This is really cool work that ...

Solar Energy Society of Alberta

Alberta has an excellent solar resource and the Solar Energy Society of Alberta has created unique programs to help residents take advantage of it.  They strive to deliver the best solar education programs to usher in a clean energy future in Alberta.

The Miistakis Institute

The Miistakis Institute not only provides data to decision makers, but also provides comprehensive context and knowledge around important environmental and land development issues.  Miistakis takes academic knowledge and makes it available for practical use in the Alberta environmental field.