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SUMMER 2011

Executive Director’s Message

I am very excited to be sharing Miistakis’s inaugural e-newsletter. Please take a minute (a Miistakis miinute) to read about some of our exciting work. The launch of our newsletter marks a shift in our approach to communicating our work with a focus on telling our stories in new ways. Our e-newsletter will be offered on a quarterly basis. Although the content of the newsletter will change, you will see some common features in each issue, such as project highlights and staff profiles. We look forward to keeping you up to date with our efforts to connect innovative research, engaged communities and healthy landscapes. 

I welcome any feedback that you have to offer about our newsletter.  You can contact me at danah@rockies.ca
 
Enjoy your summer,

 


 
Citizen Science
 
Addressing today’s environmental problems requires the development of new approaches and frameworks where citizens, academics and decision makers work jointly to understand and address issues of significance.  Recent critiques of the ability of science to provide information in a timely, efficient manner, and of a quality to address increasingly complex environmental issues, emphasizes the importance of exploring alternative more ......
 


Project Profile
 
Cowboys and Carnivores: Innovative Solutions to carnivore conflicts
 
The Miistakis Institute has partnered with the Drywood Yarrow Conservation Partnership, a group of ranchers who live near Waterton Lakes National Park in southwest Alberta. The partnership is developing an innovative community-based monitoring program to reduce carnivore conflicts in the region while maintaining healthy populations of large carnivores more...
 
 
Staff Profile

Guy Greenaway, Senior Project Manager

My work at Miistakis currently involves a handful of projects related to transfer of Development Credits, including the Government of Alberta's regulation development, teh MD of Bighorn's review of their TDC policy, and the creation of a web-based Practical Guide to TDCs in Alberta more....






 
Project Updates

Understanding Landscape Values

Increasingly in Alberta, land use planning is viewing landscapes from the perspective of the ecological services they provide. We are seeing ‘Ecosystem Services’ playing a ever-increasing role in decision making more...

Living with Coyotes

Coyotes exist throughout North American and their flexible feeding and reproductive behavior allows them to persist in urban environments. Unfortunately, research has found that some coyotes become habituated more....

Transfer of Development Credits

The bulk of Miistakis’ work on this innovative, market-based land use planning tool is drawing to a close. We have been working with the Government of Alberta to assist them with drafting a TDC Regulation, with the MD more....

Remote Camera Workshop

On February 17, 2011 a remote camera meeting was hosted in Calgary, Alberta by Parks Canada and the Miistakis Institute. Participants included researchers who use remote cameras for research and monitoring purposes, more...

ALSA Tools

The Alberta Land Stewardship Act includes four Conservation and Stewardship Tools that, among other things, will help municipalities achieve their conservation goals. We have worked with more...
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