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Natural Infrastructure and Flood Mitigation

January 10, 2022

You have already heard us sing the praises of incorporating natural and semi-natural assets (such as wetlands, trees,…

2021 Year in Review Fiera Biological Consulting

2021 Year in Review

December 23, 2021

This year we have plenty of high points to celebrate, but we also have had a few low points that stand out, so we thought we’d change things up little and share a few of each in this 2021

Something to Squeal About

December 6, 2021

Invasive species of all types upset the balance of the ecosystem they inhabit, and feral pigs are no exception. Not only do these animals…

Let’s Talk About Scientific Illustration

November 17, 2021

We have started utilizing scientific illustration at Fiera Biological, and it gained attention immediately. While the initial illustrations were created as a way to …

What the Heck is a Hibernaculum

October 19, 2021

What the Heck is a Hibernaculum? During some fieldwork in northern Alberta, our field team came across an…

Terra Simieritsch, Terra at Fiera, Project Manager, Policy, Wetland Policy, Conservation, Management,

Fiera Welcomes Terra Simieritsch

June 23, 2021

We’ve been keeping this under our field-hats long enough! We are extremely excited to introduce to you the…

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Know your Wetlands: Marshes

May 5, 2021

I have a confession– last month, when I said that swamps are my favorite kind of wetland, I…

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Know Your Wetlands: Swamps!

April 8, 2021

You’ve heard them before – lakes, ponds, marsh, slough, swamp, muskeg, bog, and the list goes on. These…

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Does it pay to drain wetlands?

March 22, 2021

“… believing something, doesn’t make it true.” Shari Clare, Fiera Biological’s President and Senior Biologist had heard the refrain…

Fiera Top Five 2020

Fiera Top Five Highlights of 2020

January 4, 2021

To say that 2020 has been a strange and challenging year is of course an understatement, but for…