- March, 2021
Risk management, including the use of plant health biosecurity practices, protects growers’ farms and profits. How do you protect your crops against plant pests? Complete this short survey to help Canadian growers like you!
This survey is being distributed on behalf of the Canadian Plant Health Council. The Council is made up of industry, academic, and provincial and federal government representatives and is mandated to work on mutual plant health priorities. The information collected through this survey will be used by the Council to develop targeted campaigns promoting agricultural biosecurity among Canadian growers. Participation is voluntary, confidential and anonymous.
The survey was created to broadly represent all Canadian growers and should take you less than 8 minutes to complete and may be accessed using the following link: https://ca1se.voxco.com/SE/93/biosec/?&lang=en
Please feel free to get in touch with the project leads via their contact information below if you have any questions about this survey. We look forward to reading your survey responses!
- Tanya Warren, Crop Assurance Program Specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Tanya.Warren@gov.ab.ca; 780-643-9486
- Sarah Jandricic, Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org; 905-562-4141 x106
- Tanya Fielding, Canadian Plant Health Secretariat/ Secrétariat du Conseil canadien de la santé des végétaux, Tanya.email@example.com / Tel: 613-282-9501
- March, 2021
Floods, carbon, ducks and trails: Quantifying and communicating wetland ecosystem services in Atlantic Canada
March 23, 2021 – 11:00am(PDT/PST)Location: online webinar
Presented by Emma Bocking, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Rapid functional assessment tools like WESP (Wetland Ecosystem Services Protocol) give the ability to quantify
several wetland functions and benefits, such as water storage, carbon sequestration and public use. The next step is to communicate the value of these functions to different stakeholders. Using examples from DUC’s work in Atlantic Canada, we’ll explore the use of WESP in a land-use planning context, the need to prioritize the conservation of wetland sites based on stakeholder preference; and how to communicate wetland ecosystem services to project partners and the public.
For more information, and to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/march-2021-wetland-knowledge-exchange-webina…
- March, 2021
The federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced proposed regulations for the Federal Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Offset System on March 5, 2021.
At completion, the Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System will stimulate demand for projects across Canada that reduce greenhouse gases and generate federal offset credits. The ability to generate and sell federal offset credits creates opportunities for farmers, foresters, Indigenous communities, municipalities, and other project developers to earn revenues from greenhouse-gas reductions and removals.
Read more HERE.