2019 CLRA National Award Recipients
Western Sky Land Trust
Western Sky is a not-for-profit entity established for the purpose of conserving land. They are committed to the permanent protection of natural resources by actively working to conserve land and their mission is “Conservation of open and natural landscapes that have an important natural, agricultural, scenic, and recreational and heritage values” and their vision is “to achieve a significant and measurable conservation impact in southern Alberta”.
Western Sky conserves and protects vital habitats for managed public access for recreation and education. They also work with other agencies and organizations to further protect and enhance natural areas.
Western sky has protected and preserved hundreds of acres of land since their inception.
Stephanie was a coop student for two terms and has since, quickly escalated her role and activities in reclamation within the Canadian mining sector. She is currently a Site Rehabilitation Specialist with Glencore in the Sudbury Ontario area with significant responsibilities, including management of a closure portfolio valued at greater than $100 million. While undertaking this role, as well as her previous role as Sustainable Development Lead, she has also been pursuing a Masters degree. She is very dedicated to her field and is an eager and passionate ambassador for the environment, mining, and educating others about work being done by Glencore and within the mining industry at large. She has supported numerous CLRA events in Ontario and has shown a strong willingness to provide additional support to CLRA activities and can definitely be considered an upcoming mover and shaker for reclamation in the mining industry.
Dinu Attalage is a 3rd year PhD candidate studying at the Department of Civil Engineering and specializing on Environmental Engineering at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the mitigation of green house gases produced by landfills in Alberta. She obtained her bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering from South Korea, and her two Masters degrees from Hong Kong and Finland. Dinu has also served as the Vice-President Events of the Civil Engineering Graduate Society (CEGS) and the Director Internal of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Calgary.