Links of Interest
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Environment and Parks is charged with protecting and conserving Alberta’s air, land, water and biodiversity. It also manages Alberta’s provincial parks systems land base, facilities and infrastructure and access to public lands to provide places for people to experience the beauty of nature, enjoy recreational activities and learn about the province’s natural heritage while protecting it for future generations.
The International Affiliation of Land Reclamationists (IALR) is an affiliation of worldwide land reclamation and rehabilitation organizations which includes groups in Australia, Canada, China, the UK, and the USA, as well as cooperators in other countries.
The IALR's primary purpose is to encourage global communication about the science and practice of land reclamation, rehabilitation and restoration.
In addition to the IALR's website, the following member organizations have websites that are of interest:
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. We are an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals and use our expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass.
The Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) is responsible for the overseeing the administration, evaluation and approval of ECO Canada’s certification of Environmental Professionals (EP) in Canada. The Approvals Board oversees final ratification of all candidates.
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.
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.