Reclamation of altered landscapes in northern Alberta is becoming increasingly important as the regulatory requirement become more stringent. Oil and gas and forestry companies are liable for reclaiming the disturbed land and associated linear features, but it is the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that carry out most of the reclamation work. The industry’s need for efficient, cost-effective reclamation methods and techniques has never been greater in order to meet the government regulatory requirements.

We develop and provide industry and practitioners practical, cost-effective, and science based solutions for reclaiming boreal peatlands. We conduct critical research for developing peatland management practices, and train highly qualified personnel (HQP) in peatland science and reclamation techniques through summer internships, seminars and workshops.