Alberta Centre for Reclamation and Restoration Ecology
The proposed Alberta Centre for Reclamation and Restoration Ecology will provide practical, science-based solutions for the reclamation and restoration of disturbed ecosystems, while training the next generation of natural resource management professionals. For more about the ACRRE go to http://acrre.ualberta.ca/.
Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, Government of Alberta
The Ministry contributes to three of the government’s four key opportunities. Unleashing Innovation, Competing in a Global Marketplace and Making Alberta the Best Place to Live, Work and Visit. The primary focus of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is on Government of Alberta Goal 1, Alberta will have a diversified and prosperous economy under the key opportunity of Unleashing Innovation. The Ministry achieves this by working with others to promote prosperity for Alberta through a strong, competitive, sustainable agriculture and food industry. http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app21/
Alberta Erosion Control Association
The AECA is a non-profit volunteered based association lead by a group of experienced erosion control professionals. The AECA meets on a regular basis to discuss and plan upcoming courses or ways to promote the field of erosion and sediment control in Alberta. http://www.alberta-eca.ca/
The Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS), University of Alberta
Land reclamation professionals are increasingly in demand. Our escalating human population parallels a rapidly degrading arable land base caused by urban sprawl, soil erosion, resource extraction and industrial development. Thus, one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is to reclaim disturbed lands around the world to secure the livelihood of future generations. The Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) helps to meet this challenge. LRIGS provides interdisciplinary and international training of highly qualified land reclamation professionals with the education and experience necessary to take on leadership roles in academia, government and industry. LRIGS is the first graduate school of its kind in Canada and around the world. For complete information on this one-of-a-kind graduate program, go to www.ualberta.ca/~lrigs/.
The American Society for Mining and Reclamation
This is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage and assist any agency, institution, organization, or individual in efforts to reestablish, enhance, or protect our natural resources on lands disturbed by mining or other human activities, or by disturbance through natural events. For additional information about this association, go to www.asmr.us.
Oil Sands Reclamation Research Network
The network is being hosted by the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta. The purpose of the Network is to better integrate and enhance research in oil sands reclamation, by sharing information through meetings, workshops, and online. The Network website has been established at www.osrin.ualberta.ca.
Ontario Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
This is a not-for-profit organization established in 1956, and represents over 230 companies and corporations in the aggregate industry in Ontario. The Association exists to promote the wise management of Ontario's aggregate resources in a manner, which is conducive to conserving the natural and social environment while maintaining a healthy and competitive aggregate industry. For more information, visit their website at www.ossga.com.
Society for Ecological Restoration - BC Chapter
SER-BC is a chapter of the international Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), which is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. SER has more than 2500 members in 24 countries. The inaugural meeting for the BC chapter was held in April, 2000. SER-BC is a diverse group of ecologists, researchers and restorationists from all over British Columbia and western Canada. They come from the ranks of consulting, business, government, universities, interest groups and the general public. The common bond is the concern for the health of BC ecosystems, and direct involvement in projects to restore those systems. For more information, visit their website at www.ser.org.
This is a free online resource centre related to the management of environmental issues in industry. As it is often a challenge to stay informed of environmental issues, legislation and technologies, this website may be of considerable value.
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development
Alberta Environment offers information on all aspects of the environment. Go to www.environment.alberta.ca.
MERLIN: Mining and the Environment Research Literature Information Network
Click for the link to the Laurentian catalogue where the database can be searched. Click for the link to a basic information page for the database in English and in French. Click here for instructions on searching the database.
International Affiliation of Land Reclamationists
In addition to the IALR\'s website at www.landrehab.org/IALR, the following member organizations have websites that are of interest:
Natural Resources Canada/Ressources naturelles Canada Conferences
Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB)
Environmental Practitioner Certification is available through CECAB at its website www.cecab.org. CECAB offers both full certification as a Certified Canadian Envirronmental Practitioner and apprentice program as a Certified Environmental Practitioner in Training.
MEND (Mine Environment Neutral Drainage) Initiative
This is a collaborative research program to reduce the environmental liability of acidic drainage in Canada. Through MEND, a toolbox of technologies is now available to plan for, operate and decommission a mine property in an environmentally responsible manner. A key element of MEND is its technology transfer activities that include workshops, reports, video. For further information, or for on-line services, visit www.mend-nedem.org.
ECO Canada – Environmental Careers Organization
ECO Canada is the country's largest online resource for environmental jobs, training and certification. Since its foundation in 1992 as an industry-led, not-for-profit organization, ECO Canada has kept its finger on the pulse of the environmental sector through labour market research, hosting Canada's largest environmental job board, and providing a wide variety of resources to help professionals explore, find and advance their environmental careers. See more at www.eco.ca/about-eco-canada. View the web site at www.eco.ca.