Always a pleasure to catch the beautiful Canada Warbler and today we’ve caught 4! Unfortunately this species is listed as Threatened on the Species at Risk Act as it has declined by 62% between 1970 and 2014. This hatch year male is about to embark on a 3,000 mile journey south! pic.twitter.com/n156ZmS8sq Retweeted by Fiera Biological

#fieldworkfriday Understanding the #impact of a proposed #development on #naturalfeatures often means getting your feet wet. Here, Dr. Shari Clare is sporting her favourite #fieldfashion, while assessing a #wetland in Central #Alberta. #ecology #assessment #conservation pic.twitter.com/wj2Vpfy06i

Wetland Inventory and Condition Assessments

Alberta’s Provincial Wetland Policy aims to conserve, restore, protect, and manage wetlands to sustain the benefits they provide to Albertans. At present, this goal is elusive because the information that is currently available about the location, extent, and condition of wetlands is unreliable, incomplete, or out-of-date.

Fiera Biological has been improving wetland management in Alberta by developing new, novel, and reliable remote sensing and GIS methods for inventorying and assessing the condition of wetlands over large areas. Recent accomplishments include a current and historical wetland inventory and habitat condition assessment for municipalities such as Parkland County. We are also actively engaged in a research and development initiative that aims to use drone technology to track the condition of restored wetlands through time.

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To learn more about Wetland Inventory and Condition Assessments, you may be interested in our Case Study, or the following report that has been made available by our client: Parkland County Wetland Inventory & Historical Loss Assessment

If you would like to have us present this work at a conference, or have us come to speak to your municipality or watershed management group about how this work might be relevant to your management efforts, we would be happy to do so. Please contact us to make arrangements.