Category: Paragon Success Stories

Worried about clubroot?

August 7, 2021

Check out the risk-based guidance document developed by Paragon and Canadian Energy Pipeline Association members here:

https://cepa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Clubroot-Management_Guidance-Document_2021.pdf

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Effects of woody debris and cover soil types on soil properties and vegetation 4–5 years after oil sands reclamation

August 23, 2021

Great article about the effects of woody debris and cover soil types, with data collected and analyzed by our own Katryna Forsch. Click on the link below to access the full article:

http://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13420

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Fundraising Results

July 6, 2021

We were able to raise $11,850 for Spirit NorthIndspire, and Legacy of Hope Foundation in just under a month. Thank you to everyone who donated!

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Irrigation Systems

June 30, 2021

Irrigation systems help farms and ranches access quality water consistently, to grow the veggies and meat that we love to eat. Our experts can assess if the soils and source of water are suitable for irrigation and help with your Agricultural Feasibility Report. Water you waiting for, give us a call!

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Paragon Infinity

May 12, 2021

We are pleased to announce Paragon Infinity, a partnership between Paragon Soil and Infinity Metis Corporation, the business arm of the Fort McMurray Metis (Local 1935)! This partnership builds a professional, educational and cultural relationship between the two companies through mutual advocacy, training, community engagement, and sharing of resources. Our President, Lee Waterman, is committed to making this partnership the model for how environmental consulting can integrate the knowledge and participation of Indigenous community members, to the benefit of all.

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Acquisition of Tor Land Resources Inc.

April 27, 2021

We are pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Tor Land Resources Inc., a small company of professionals specializing in the aggregate industry. Established in 1994, Tor Land provides exceptional plans and strategic support, applies the latest technology, and strives to meet and exceed legislative and regulatory compliance related to the industry. Welcome Tor Land to the Paragon family!

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From fuel source to garden soil booster

April 14, 2021

From fuel source to garden soil booster, peat moss can do it all! Paragon now provides comprehensive regulatory and technical support to Peat Harvest Developers, applying our expertise to prepare peat harvest applications. Our interdisciplinary team assists clients in navigating a complex regulatory framework, from exploration and approval, through to closure and reclamation, with the aim of minimizing risk to the environment. If you need help, what are you waiting for? Give us a call for peat’s sake 😊

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Fundraising 2020

January 27, 2021

With corporate and employee donations plus Paragon’s matching program, over $15,000 was raised for a wide range of charities in 2020, even in the absence of group events that are usually key fundraising opportunities. Donations were made to Action for Healthy CommunitiesStollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, Camrose Open Door Society, Second Chance Animal RescueYESS | Youth Empowerment & Support Services, The Pride Centre of EdmontonOperation Smile Canada…and the list goes on. We are committed to continuing the community support through donations and volunteer hours in 2021!

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Bioengineering Success with the Town of Devon

December 9, 2020

Starting in fall of 2019, Paragon Soil has been working with the Town of Devon to combat erosion concerns on two different public trails. Because of the severe erosion, large portions of the upper slopes and trails were failing and creating dangerous conditions for the public, resulting in trail closures. We started our work within the Battery Creek Trailhead (located in the Devon Lions Campground) with wattle fences, poplar staking, and willow staking. We were able to continue our work in preserving these trails in the fall of 2020 with a heavy focus on toe staking with willow at the water edge. In addition to the Battery Creek sites, another area was included along the Legs of Fire Stairs (located in the Devon Voyageur Park) that required the installation of a live pole drain, and dense live staking with willow and dogwood stems. Although the work was labour intensive, our crews loved being in these beautiful public areas and are proud to help keep them accessible for others in the years to come. We hope you check out our handiwork out next spring!

Right 1/3 of the photo shows installation done in May 2020, which is growing well. The rest of the installation was done in October.
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