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Municipalities & Biodiversity

posted Oct 4, 2020, 6:50 AM by Action for Agriculture

On September 16, Alberta Land Institute hosted a webinar featuring 3 guests who shared their expertise about the role municipalities play in protecting, measuring and mitigating biodiversity.

Alberta Land Institute heard from:

·       Dr. Cameron Jefferies, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law University of Alberta who shared updates to the Municipal Government Act that enable and require the protection of biodiversity in Alberta

·       Catherine Shier, Principal Ecological Planner City of Edmonton walked us through the different policies and tools the City of Edmonton uses to measure and find protection "hot spots"

·       Dr. Colleen St. Clair, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta then followed up with very interesting research findings related to wildlife-human conflicts and habitat fragmentation.

The webinar provides excellent insight into the opportunities and challenges of protecting biodiversity.

Catch the webinar and access bonus resources to learn more about how municipalities and citizens can protect biodiversity.

>>> Click Here to Watch the Replay