News from December 2018

Alberta NAWMP Science Project Funding Available

December 19, 2018 | Posted by AB NAWMP

Each year the Alberta NAWMP partnership seeks proposals for science projects that will enhance our vision, missions and goals and add capacity to the wetland and waterfowl knowledge base for the Alberta NAWMP partners.

This year’s priorities are ecosystem services, conservation planning and human dimensions.

Organizations looking to considered for this funding are asked to complete the Alberta NAWMP 2019-2020 Application Form as per the instructions in the PDF and submit by January 31, 2019.

Funding will be awarded in early April 2019.

Summary Report and Presentations from the 2018 Fall Forum Now Available

December 6, 2018 | Posted by AB NAWMP

Alberta NAWMP facilitates discussion forums, providing a space for professionals to focus on collaborative and engaging dialogue. This opportunity fosters sharing of ideas, enhances knowledge and builds upon years of experience and wisdom among those working in fields related to wetland protection and management.

On November 14, 2018, 50 wetland professionals participated in just such a forum to hear about and discuss “The Dollars and Cents of Wetlands.”

Eight speakers with a wide diversity of knowledge and experience shared their perspectives and engaged in thoughtful discussions with each other and with participants. Topics looked in detail at how we value ecosystem services, the challenges facing producers and developers when it comes to protecting wetlands, how compliance with the Alberta Wetland Policy is assured, and the economic benefits and incentives available to help conserve our wetlands.

The Summary Report of the 2018 Alberta NAWMP Partnership Forum is now available.

Here are some of the presentations from this year’s Fall Forum: