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Happy New Year!

SER-WC's resolution for 2015 is to share a restoration tip every week on the 2015 Weekly Restoration Tips page of our website, as well as through our Facebook and Twitter.

View Tips #1 and #2 which reference resources on restoration in Canada's protected natural areas and on soil bioengineering.

Invasive Species Corner

A federal regulation to manage aquatic invasive species has been developed and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is accepting comments on the draft regulation until
March 31, 2015.
The Invasive Species Council of BC is soliciting input to help them build a strong response in support of the regulation, and their
website provides useful summary information.

Ecologist Ken Thompson makes the controversial case that we have overstated the risks of invasive species on CBC's radio show Quirks and Quarks.
Listen to the 
episode to find out more.

The Compadre
Plant Matrix Database
 developed by international scientists is "currently the world's largest open-access source of endangered, native and feral plant demographics."
 Read More

Alberta Ecotrust is working to understand the scope, scale and needs of Alberta's environmental NGO community in order to optimize their support programs. If you are part of a relevant group, fill out the online survey (you will also be eligible for a $1,000 grant).


The sustainable Forestry Initiative has released their 2015 - 2019 Forestry Standards 
Read More
Growing Native Plants for Our Common Future - Tipi Mountain Native Plant Nursery is the premier native plant nursery in the Southern Interior/Kootenay Region of British Columbia.
The Home of Logical Ecology -  Keefer Ecological Services Ltd provides exceptional work in a wide range of environmental services and plant ecology.

E-Newsletter: Winter 2014

Restoration Showcase

We have added new projects to the Western Canada Restoration Showcase on our website. 

   Pyramid Slide, BC      Vantreight Slope, BC

Battle Lake, AB

Wascana Creek, SK    Colomac Mine, NWT

If you have a project to share, please contact us.

Education Opportunities

There are a growing number of post-secondary programs in the field of ecological restoration. Opportunities range from diplomas to Master’s programs and continuing education courses. Many institutions offer flexible options, including part-time studies and distance education.

The new Education Programs page on our website provides information on programs across Western Canada.

SER Events
Aug. 23-27, 2015:
SER 2015 - 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration 
Manchester, UK

Other Events

Jan. 21-22, 2015:
Vancouver, BC

Jan. 28-29, 2015:
Native Prairie Restoration & Reclamation Workshop
Saskatoon, SK

Feb. 7, 2015:
What are tools and constraints for establishing forage and reclamation?
Fort St. John, BC

Feb. 23-24
Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium
Edmonton, AB

Mar. 7, 2015:
Reel Green Film Festival
Winnipeg, MB

Mar. 12, 2014:
Alberta Invasive Species Council Conference and AGM
Lacombe, AB

Mar. 17-20, 2015:
Designing for Tomorrow 2015
Calgary, AB

Mar. 17-23, 2015:
Canada Water Week
Across Canada

Mar. 23 - 26, 2015
8th Annual Integrated Pest Management Symposium
Salt Lake City, UT

Apr. 13-16, 2015
National Native Seed Conference
Santa Fe, NM

Visit our events calendar for additional events.
Job Opportunities

Stewardship Technician, Metro Vancouver in Vancouver, BC (application deadline: January 16, 2015)

Lac La Biche Stewardship Coordinator, Living Lakes Canada in Lac La Biche, AB

Senior Reclamation and Soils Specialist, Canada North Environmental Services in Saskatoon, SK

Reclamation/Soils Specialist, Ecoventure, Calgary or Edmonton, AB

Summer Conservation Internships, Nature Conservancy of Canada, various locations

Summer Field Technologist (55 positions), Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, various locations in AB (application deadline: January 31, 2015)
Volunteer Opportunities
The Greater Victoria Green Team connects volunteers to a range of environmental and restoration projects in Victoria, BC and surrounding areas.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Assistant Summer Internship Program, Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton in Edmonton, AB (application deadline: January 30, 2105)

Wildlife Rehabilitation Summer Student Volunteers, Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society in Courtenay, BC (application deadline: February 15, 2015)

Visit our website for additional postings.

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