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Guidebook Release: The Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide

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With funding and support from Alberta Innovates’ Water Innovation Program, Alberta North American Waterfowl Management Plan Partnership and Prairie Habitat Joint Venture, Ducks Unlimited Canada have released a new wetland identification and classification field guide in alignment with the Alberta Wetland Classification System (2015). 

The Alberta Wetland Classification System Field Guide is intended for anyone interested in identifying and classifying wetlands in Alberta, from industry and government practitioners to landowners, Indigenous communities and more. With over 250 images and illustrations of wetlands and common wetland plant species, users will be able to approach wetland classification with ease. 

Learn more and download your free copy of the guide or purchase a hard copy here




Engagement period open for public feedback on the Draft Wek’èezhı̀ı Boreal Caribou Range Plan

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The Government of Northwest Territories is accepting feedback on the Draft Wek’èezhı̀ı Boreal Caribou Range Plan from August 17, 2021 to October 1, 2021.

More information can be found here

Comments on the Draft Plan can be submitted as follows:

Email: Boreal_Caribou_Rangeplan@gov.nt.ca 
Phone:  (867) 767-9237 ext. 53231[Lisa Worthington]
Mail:  Wildlife and Fish Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT 
X1A 2L9
Attn:  Lisa Worthington


*This news piece is being shared by the National Boreal Caribou Knowledge Consortium as the subject matter discussed pertains to caribou and may be of interest to our audience. 





Government of Canada making additional investments to support the recovery of woodland caribou in Jasper National Park

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News release

Jasper National Park, Alberta | Parks Canada Agency

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting biodiversity conservation and undertakes important initiatives to assist species at risk recovery and ensure that these species remain an important part of our shared natural and cultural heritage. 

Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced plans to move forward on new and additional measures to support woodland caribou recovery in Jasper National Park. Budget 2021 has made over $24 million available through the Nature Legacy program for caribou conservation initiatives in the park.

Parks Canada wildlife specialists have been working for many years to protect habitat and support the recovery of woodland caribou herds in Jasper National Park. These specialists have collaborated with experts from universities, provincial governments, and conservation groups to explore additional measures that can help to support woodland caribou recovery. One of these is a proposal for a conservation breeding program to help rebuild caribou populations as part of the broader Multi-Species Action Plan for Jasper National Park.

Full text of this news release can be accessed here: Government of Canada making additional investments to support the recovery of woodland caribou in Jasper National Park - Canada.ca