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Category Archives: Provincial News

Resilient Residence – Mammals that are inactive but don’t hibernate

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks This is the second of a four part series on our province’s most resilient animals. You may have assumed that the mammals you don’t see during the winter are hibernating, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, some mammals use an ‘in between’ strategy that involves a lot ofContinue Reading

Resilient Residents – Mammals that stay

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks Winter has arrived! Over the past two years, we have looked at animals who leave the province or the ones who take long winter naps until spring. This year, our focus is on those animals that brave the challenges of our cold and snowy climate. This is the first ofContinue Reading

Miistakis Institute Annual Report 2016

FROM: Miistakis Institute of the Rockies Miistakis made considerable conservation impact across our six research focus areas over the past year. We are often asked about our research focus areas – why these areas?   To read more, click here. Reading

Alberta Fisheries Management – Fishery Productivity

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks How many fish can be sustainably harvested from an Alberta lake? To answer that question, you need a basic understanding of biological economics.   To read more, click here. Reading

Stewardship Showcase – Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council

FROM: Land Stewardship Centre Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area, which runs along approximately 30 km of the North Saskatchewan River, contains many kilometers of unmanaged off-highway vehicle (ATV) trails. These trails traverse several wetland and watercourse features in the river’s riparian ecosystem. The current layout and extensive use of these trails has resulted in severeContinue Reading

Alberta Fisheries Management – The Science of Fish

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks Anglers in Alberta experience world-class fishing today, but this was not always the case. To read more, click here. Reading

Managing Grizzlies in Alberta

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks Since 2010, Alberta has managed grizzly bears as a Threatened species. The objective is to increase the number of grizzlies on the landscape while reducing risks to people.  Efforts focus on measuring and monitoring grizzly bear population health and managing and mitigating human-bear conflicts.   To read more, click here. Reading

Living with Wildlife Movie

Living with Wildlife Movie FROM: WildSmart The 25-minute documentary entitled ‘Living with Wildlife’ premiered in Canmore on May 3, 2017 and is now available to view online!  The film illustrates how there is a culture around living with wildlife in the Bow Valley, described as the busiest place in the world where people and grizzly bears continueContinue Reading

New efficiency rebates support home improvements

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks An energy efficient home is a more comfortable and affordable home. A new Energy Efficiency Alberta program will support homeowners and Alberta contractors by providing rebates of up to $3,500 for installation of insulation, tankless hot water heaters and triple glaze, low-e, argon windows. To read more, click here. Reading

Instant in-store rebates for energy efficiency products

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks If you’ve been thinking of upgrading to energy efficient products around your home, now is the time to do it. A new government program will provide instant rebates on items like programmable thermostats, water saving devices, and smart power bars – and gives Albertans another way to save money andContinue Reading

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