Category: Professional Development

Moss Identification Workshop (Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta)

May 9, 2023

The Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta is offering a 3-day workshop in moss identification from May 17-19, which includes a short field visit to the river valley.

Click on this link for more information:

An Introduction to Mosses of Alberta – Wed, May 17, 2023 – Fri, May 19, 2023 (

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CLRA Lunch & Learn: Assessing Post-Harvest Interim Seed Storage Conditions

April 14, 2023

The Alberta Chapter of CLRA will be hosting a virtual and in-person (The Derrick Golf and Winter Club) lunch and learn on April 20, 2023. Jean-Marie Sobze will be speaking about Assessing Post-Harvest Interim Seed Storage Conditions, with the focus on native boreal seeds.

For more details and to sign up, click here: Events — CLRA | ACRSD

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Canadian Conservation and Land Management Webinar

February 21, 2023

Canadian Conservation and Land Management will be offering a free webinar on February 28, 2023 to discuss “The Application of Drone and UAV Technology in Conservation Work”. Click on this link for more information and to register: The application of drone and UAV technology in conservation work Registration, Tue, 28 Feb 2023 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

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Paragon Soils Courses 2023

February 16, 2023

We are two weeks away from the first Paragon soil course of the season! Get the details and your tickets here:

  • SOIL220 Introduction to Soil Science (March 4 to 19, 2023)
  • SOIL410 Soil Classification (March 29 and 30, 2023)
  • SOIL420 Soil Mapping (April 5 and 6, 2023)
  • SOIL230 Pedology Field School (May 29 to 31, 2023)

We are looking forward to learning with you!

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Quantifying restoration success via natural recovery in forested areas following pipeline construction

February 1, 2023

As environmental consultants working with pipeline construction, we often think about the future of the land and its ability to recover. A study done by our own Brittany Flemming and Vince Futoransky, alongside Wade Pruett, has detailed a way to measure restoration success and more specifically, the success of the natural recovery approach. More cost-effective and less labour-intensive, with more diverse results? Read on:

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ALES Internship 2022

In November, Paragon hosted four students from the ALES Faculty at U of A as part of a mini-internship over the fall reading week break. The students met with our President, Lee Waterman, attended a soil lab, and learned about Paragon’s various work scopes, such as vegetation and wetlands, soil monitoring and construction, bioengineering, and soil mapping and GIS. We had a lot of fun and hope to do this again next year!

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AIA Banff Conference 2022

September 5, 2022

This year’s AIA Banff Conference will be held October 30 to November 1, 2022 with the theme of “Regulatory Reform, Knowledge, and You”. Click on the link for more information:

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Wetland Centre Open House 2022

August 23, 2022

Ducks Unlimited Canada is hosting a free open house at the Wetland Centre in Grande Prairie from 12pm to 5pm on October 5, 2022. Sounds like it will be an interesting time filled with refreshments, site tours, and other activities.

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CLRA Peatland Restoration Workshop 2022

August 10, 2022

We had a great time at the CLRA Peatland Restoration Workshop in Manitoba! It was refreshing to meet others working in the industry, share ideas regarding reclamation, and see some restoration techniques in person. Highly recommended for those interested in the subject.

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RemTech 2022

June 14, 2022

Do you have some interesting research to share? The call for abstracts is now open for RemTech 2022, which will be held October 12-14, 2022 at the Fairmont Banff Springs – see link below for more details. Hope to see you there!

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