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Do-It-Yourself GIS for Your Watershed

Learn how to build a Geographic Information System for your Alberta watershed by using this starter kit from the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society.

The process involves downloading free software, acquiring georeferenced data for your land and lake area, and creating maps that will help you to understand and make better decisions about your watershed. 54 more words

Town Of Sylvan Lake

Geographic Information System for the Sylvan Lake Watershed

The brand new SLWSS Geographic Information System (GIS) demonstrated at CARL  2016 received rave reviews from participants.

Two mapping technologies, QGIS and Google Earth Pro, have been applied to compile and display watershed information for stewardship applications. 325 more words


Restoring Natural Capital

“…there are both serious risks to business, as well as significant opportunities, associated with biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. There is also a need for business to quantify and value its impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems, in order to manage these risks and opportunities and enable a better future for all…

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Environmental Services

Earthwatch Natural Capital debate today: Does nature come with a price tag?

It’s going to be the warmest day of the year so far (at least down here) so of course rather than go and enjoy the fantastic nature that a beautiful spring day in Dorset has to offer, I’m getting on a train and travelling up to London for the… 150 more words

Biodiversity Offsetting

Pythagoras, Bean Counters and Natural Capital

“have nothing to do with the bean.”

We are all familar with Pythagoras who discovered that, for a triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is the sum of the squares of tte opposite sides. 550 more words

Natural Capital

It’s new moon: a goat must be sacrificed

Some random musings on natural capital.

Sacrifice may have been a way for societies to avoid creating ecological debt.

Ecological debt is another way of describing the damage to nature inflicted by human activity. 1,017 more words

Natural Capital

Blayne West Leaves Lacombe County for Australia

Blayne West, environmental coordinator for Lacombe County and member of the board of directors of the Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society, will depart from Canada with her family and return to Australia where summer never ends. 122 more words

Water Quality