News from October 2013

Join us at the Fall NAWMP Forum

October 24, 2013 | Posted by AB NAWMP

The Alberta NAWMP Partnership invites you to join us on November 13, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Executive Royal Inn, Leduc for this year’s Fall NAWMP Forum – Advancing Alberta’s New Wetland Policy.

The format will focus on interactive conversations following an overview presentation with intention to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the new Alberta Wetland Policy,
  • Tap the collective knowledge and successful implementation experiences of attendees,
  • Capture suggestions for a collaborative path forward.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP is required. Please note: Demand is expected to be high for this event and spots will be granted on a first come basis.

View the Fall Forum Invitation. Contact Michael Barr at m_barr@ducks.ca by November 6 to reserve your spot at this event.

New Alberta Policy Protects Wetlands

October 1, 2013 | Posted by AB NAWMP

In mid-September this year, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development released the long-awaited, new Alberta Wetland Policy.

The Alberta Wetland Policy provides the strategic direction and tools required to make informed management decisions in the long-term interest of Albertans. The policy is intended to minimize the loss and degradation of wetlands, while allowing for continued growth and economic development in the province.

The goal of the Alberta Wetland Policy is to conserve, restore, protect, and manage Alberta’s wetlands to sustain the benefits they provide to the environment, society, and economy. To achieve this, the policy will focus on the following outcomes:

  1. Wetlands of the highest value are protected for the long-term benefit of all Albertans.
  2. Wetlands and their benefits are conserved and restored in areas where losses have been high.
  3. Wetlands are managed by avoiding, minimizing, and if necessary, replacing lost wetland value.
  4. Wetland management considers regional context.

NAWMP recognizes Alberta’s new wetland policy is a major milestone in conserving Alberta’s wetlands, and Alberta’s leadership in this area is acknowledged by the entire North American wetland conservation community.

Alberta NAWMP is committed to assisting Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development in successful implementation of this new policy.

Review the new Alberta Wetland Policy