News from September 2009

Vermilion watershed project begins flowing

September 30, 2009 | Posted by AB NAWMP

Alberta NAWMP is sponsoring the development of a sub-watershed plan for the wetland-rich Vermilion River sub-basin.

Led by the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, the project seeks to demonstrate various needs including:

  • The value of finer-scale watershed planning,
  • The importance of enlisting local stakeholder support,
  • The utility of a wetland inventory, and
  • The creation of opportunities for stewardship or recognition of Environmental Services (or Environmental Goods & Services) benefits.

The committee has identified issues and is now ‘wading in’ to the more difficult task of linking issues to causes that will lead to balanced solutions.

Click here for more information about the Vermilion Watershed Project.

AB NAWMP founder receives national recognition

September 17, 2009 | Posted by AB NAWMP

The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is pleased to recognize individuals and partner organizations whose activities at the national, regional, or local level result in long-term, substantial benefits to waterfowl and other wetland-associated migratory bird populations of North America.

In fall 2009, long-time Alberta NAWMP supporter and former Board member, Ken Ambrock was awarded the National Great Blue Heron Award for his leadership in founding the original, partnerships in Alberta and Prairie Canada (PHJV). Ken recently retired as Assistant Deputy Minister for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

Learn more about the National Great Blue Heron Award.