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Implementing an Ecosystem Services Approach in Alberta

Posted October 10, 2017 by LSC

Land Stewardship Centre is a partner in the Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Network which is a multidisciplinary group of experts working to build the knowledge required to assist with the implementation of an ecosystem services (ES) approach in Alberta.

What are ecosystem services?

Ecosystem services (also referred to as “ES”) are the benefits that humans receive from nature including provisioning (e.g. food, fuel, fibre, fresh water), regulating (e.g. air quality, climate regulation, erosion control, water quality), cultural (e.g. spiritual enrichment, recreation, aesthetic experiences) and supporting services (e.g. production of oxygen, soil formation).

Why are we looking into this?

Over the past several years many organizations, various levels of government, academia and industry have been exploring ways to integrate ES into planning and decision-making on working landscapes in Alberta. An important element of this approach is to identify current and future information needs. To meet these needs, solutions need to be developed that are practical, science-based, easy to understand and communicate.

How can we move an ES-approach forward?

In direct response to this need, LSC lead a series of sector-based workshops and outreach sessions across Alberta in an effort to help support the development of a recognized, comprehensive ES approach that can be adopted by governments, resource-based industries, landowners and land managers, and conservation organizations.

Summary reports for individual sector workshops and a final report for the workshop series are available for download here:

Social Media Contest Continues

Posted September 19, 2017 by LSC

Meet our First Winner

Thanks to all who liked or followed us in this first round of our social media contest. We are happy to announce that Kirsten (@kvfalk) is the winner of our first social media contest and takes home the Avid Gardner’s gift package (valued at $250).

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More Chances to Win

Your chance to win isn’t over yet. We are launching our second social media contest, and we’d love to hear from you. Land Stewardship Centre is all about enabling people and organizations to be better stewards and we’d love to hear about how you or your group has made a positive impact in stewarding and protecting Alberta’s natural environment.

Share your photos, stores and experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter and by email.

Each submission receives an entry into a draw to win the Ultimate Stewards Prize Pack that includes a rain barrel, shears, gardening gloves and native species seed package to attract birds, bees and butterflies, as well as a copy of the Green Acreages Guide Workbook.

This next contest runs from September 11— November 31, 2017. Winner will be selected by random draw.

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