A recent estimate of the planet’s ‘natural capital’ is US$125 trillion a year. This figure attempts to capture the value of the ‘ecosystem services’ — essentially all the benefits of a healthy, natural environment — provided by such things as carbon-storing trees, drainage basins that prevent flooding and insect life that helps agriculture flourish. 116 more words
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The first Sylvan Lake macrophyte survey report is posted on the ALMS website.
Here’s how Alyssa Cloutier, our ALMS lake tech in 2014, and marine assistant SLWSS director Devon Shouldice, collected data on aquatic plants that grow in the littoral zone near the lake shore: 302 more words
Decision-making about ways and means to protect and preserve the Sylvan Lake watershed is limited by the lack of information on its value.