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Ecological Conservation

Latest News

  • Journal of Applied Ecology features InnoTech work

    The Journal of Applied Ecology recently released “Wildlife camera trapping: a review and recommendations for linking surveys to ecological processes,” a research paper co-authored by InnoTech’s Cole Burton and Jason Fisher, among others. It will be featured in an upcoming print edition…

  • Conservation efforts see Alberta bison relocated

    In March 2014, 82 plains bison from Elk Island National Park were brought to Montana, in a true homecoming for these descendants of the original herd...

  • Detecting ecological impacts

    Industry partners and organizations within the Alberta Innovation system collaborated on research to determine the impact of industrial activity in creating breeding ponds for the Boreal toad. InnoTech scientists strapped tiny radios to the backs of Boreal toads and followed them using radio receivers...

  • Experimental wildlife monitoring protocol

    Wolverines are scarce, elusive and notoriously difficult to study. Working in a collaborative partnership, InnoTech Alberta took a lead role in developing a novel research and monitoring technique that includes non-invasive genetic tagging and visual identification...

  • New techniques for monitoring wildlife

    InnoTech Alberta's Michelle Hiltz and Luke Nolan share how new techniques for monitoring wildlife are part of assessing and managing our ecosystem...

Targeting issues critical to maintaining ecosystems

InnoTech Alberta applies research to maintain wildlife, vegetation, and natural processes within ecosystems. Our scientific professionals have experience in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, invasive species, species-at-risk, wildlife management, forestry practices, experimental study design, and statistical analysis. Our people use their extensive knowledge and experience to address issues in ecological sustainability on a managed land base. 

Work with the ecological conservation management group

  • Advance and apply the science of ecological conservation management
  • Develop best management practices for sustainable resource development and land use
  • Develop monitoring and restoration techniques for wildlife, vegetation and ecosystem health
  • Develop techniques to monitor and manage invasive species
  • Develop new technologies for humane trapping

Projects

The Environment and Carbon Management (ECM) unit at InnoTech collaborates with the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) on projects of mutual interest. In addition, the ACA provides funding for ECM wildlife conservation and management projects through their Grants Eligible Conservation Fund. 

For more information, contact:

Michelle Hiltz
Business Relations Manager
Ecosystems and Plant Sciences
780.450.5518
michelle.hiltz@innotechalberta.ca