Since 2014, more than 900 km2 of southern mountain caribou critical habitat has been logged in B.C., new research finds. These areas were legally identified under #SARA and published in the 2014 federal woodland caribou recovery strategy. Explore the map: y2y.net/blog/british-c… pic.twitter.com/H9x8oY7ELR Retweeted by Fiera Biological

Two new Pincher Creek wind farms just went online May 2020. Environmental monitoring including weekly wildlife surveys will continue for 3 yrs per @AB_Enviro wildlife directives. calgaryherald.com/business/two-n… Retweeted by Fiera Biological

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Remote sensing, GIS, land cover classification, wetland inventory, habitat modeling, machine learning, random forest classifier

Are you the one we’re looking for?

Are you the one we’re looking for?

Hot off the presses – Fiera is hiring! We’re looking for a highly motivated GIS Technician to provide support on a number of ongoing projects on landscapes across Alberta. Are you the one we’re looking for?

The ideal candidate will have among other things, a background in geomatics or an environmental science related field, and expert knowledge of ArcGIS software with a minimum of two years professional experience including interpretation of aerial/satellite imagery and spatial data management.

Deadline is June 1, so tidy up that resume!

Discover the position requirements and how to apply by checking out the Careers section of our website.

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Wetland inventory, wetland condition, remote sensing, UAV, Drone, Satellite imagery, landscape planning, conservation planning, municipal policy, municipal planning, wetland conservation, wetland management, land management, stewardship

Wetland Inventory and Loss Assessment

Wetlands are important. You don’t have to take our word for it, lots of other folks agree. Environment Canada, for instance, says that wetlands are “among the most productive habitats on Earth”, and goes on to say that “if we continue to lose wetlands, a large and important piece of the natural system that keeps our world healthy will disappear.” The Government of Alberta agrees too! The Alberta Wetland Policy states that wetlands “play an important role in sustaining healthy watersheds by protecting water quality, providing water storage and infiltration, providing habitat for wildlife, fish and plants, and sustaining biodiversity.” Even industry organizations like the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) state that “wetlands are vital to the sustainability of ecosystems as they filter water, store carbon, recharge groundwater, protect biological diversity and act as flood protection.”

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