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Winter 2017 E-Newsletter

2018 Conference - Call for Volunteers

We are excited to announce that we are currently planning a conference. The conference will take place in February 2018 in Burnaby, British Columbia.

In preparation, we have started recruiting volunteers for various positions including committee members. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete and return this form by February 24, 2017.

*We will release another call for volunteers closer to the conference date.

Training Opportunities

Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool is a standardized method for assessing  the important natural functions of all types of wetlands present in Alberta.  Use of this method is a requirement through the Government of Alberta's Wetland Policy where Water Act approval is sought and wetlands will be permanently impacted. A strong understanding of this tool is required at three sign-off points in the Water Act approval process for wetlands, at the pre-disturbance stage, at the wetland restoration design stage and at the final verification stage. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the concepts used in ABWRET, as well as hands on training for completing the ABWRET forms and understanding the Excel® spreadsheet  (ABWRET-A tool).

SALMTEC is pleased to present our new course format, which includes online training modules instructed by Dr. Paul Adamus, the creator of ABWRET, AND a one-day field training component, led by Dr. Paul Adamus.  Visit for more details or click here.

Riparian Restoration Workshop
February 15 - 16, 2017
Saanich, BC

In this course we will learn about how we can apply soil bioengineering techniques. More specifically, this workshop will focus on techniques that use live cuttings from willows to stabilize eroding stream banks. Click for more information

Funding Opportunities

Waneta Terrestrial Compensation Program
January 31, 2017

Aline Club of Canada
January 31, 2017

Brink/McLean Grassland Conservation Fund
February 17, 2017

Restoration News

Read the latest restoration news published by the SER Headquarters.

The Calgary Sun, January 12, 2017Wildlife experts question Alberta’s wolf cull: Is it effective?

University of Alberta, January 11, 2017Canadian grasslands among world’s most endangered ecosystems

WWF-Canada Blog, January 1, 2017 - 17 reasons 2017 is going to be a great year for the planet (really!)

Cochrane Times, December 28, 2016Further watershed funding allocated

Alberni Valley News, December 22, 2016$15M request for West Coast Aquatic fish habitat

Read more regional restoration news on our website.

Upcoming Events

Event Date Location
Reclaiming Spaces - Restoring Species Feb. 8-9
Riparian Restoration & Management - Strategies & Success Stories Feb. 15
Airdrie, AB
Riparian Restoration Workshop Feb. 15-16 Saanich, BC
Soil Science Workshop Feb. 15-17 Lethbridge, AB
Weekly Restoration Tips

Since our Fall
E-Newsletter, SER-WC has shared 14 more weekly restoration tips.

Learn about new wetland resources, NPLCC's YouTube channel, information and resources on peatland restoration, various mapping and identification tools, and much more. 

For a complete list of all 2016 weekly restoration tips, click here.

2017 Native Prairie Restoration/
Reclamation Workshop

February 8 & 9, 2017

This workshop will feature expert speakers from across North America, native prairie restoration/reclamation case studies from various sectors, as well as plenary sessions.  It will also include a poster session featuring relevant and innovative research from across the Great Plains of North America, as well as a trade show.

Visit our website for more resources including job opportunities, volunteer opportunities, funding resources, and more.
Member Benefits

Why become a SER member?

Member benefits include: a subscription to the informative e-newsletter; discounted rates for conference registrations, journal subscriptions, and books; access to the online members community and Career Centre; and more! It’s only $15 extra for SER members to join the SER-WC chapter and get connected regionally. 

Learn how to become a member.
Become Involved!

We are looking for projects to include in our Restoration Showcase, as well as restoration-related photos, events, news, and resources to put on our website and include in our newsletters.
Please contact us if you have anything to share!

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