• Image: CBC   “And the concerns extend beyond southern Alberta. Coal leases stretch hundreds of kilometres to the north in Alberta’s Rockies and Foothills, cutting through grizzly and elk ranges. The headwaters of the North and South Saskatchewan rivers, which provide water for much of the Prairies, pass through land
  • Dr. Petr Komers founded Management and Solutions in Environmental Science in 2002 and has been a scientific advisor with the company for over 18 years. Petr specializes in the fields of Conservation Biology, Behavioral Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment and has extensive experience leading research projects, developing environmental standards and
  • (photos by Stacey Andersen, Calgary, AB) Great Blue Heron; Ardea herodias The Great Blue Heron is the largest of the North American herons. It has a captivating stature with a large beak, slender body and a striking black stripe above the eye. The Great Blue Heron is even more eye-catching
  • Wetlands are areas that are inundated or saturated for at least part of the year. They cover vast areas of Canada allowing them to have diverse plant communities. Below are some common wetland plant indicators:   bog laurelbog laurel speckled alderspeckled alder labrador tealabrador tea horsetailhorsetail blue joint grassblue joint
  • Meet Kaitlin Gargus, a team member at MSES since 2018, who specializes in the field of Physical Geography. She graduated from the University of Calgary (U of C) in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and has been supporting the MSES team through research work, report development, and
  • (photo by Shannon Gavin) Long-Eared Owl; Asio otus The Long Eared Owl has adapted to live in a wide range of climates and habitats. Its range covers most of North America, excluding the northern-most parts of Canada.  The long eared owl, while smaller than Gray and Snowy owls, is still

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