The Alberta NAWMP Partnership has developed a library of information resources about wetland, habitat and waterfowl conservation. From progress reviews to project reports, we are pleased to share this valuable information If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or if you would like more information, please contact us.
The Alberta NAWMP Partnership has produced annual Progress Reviews since 2000. Containing everything from project descriptions and committee updates to an assessment of contributions and habitat expenditures, Progress Reviews provide a complete picture of the breadth and scope the accomplishments of the Partnership in a given year.
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The following publications and reports highlight and promote the work of the Alberta NAWMP Partnership, however not all represent the opinion of the Alberta NAWMP Partnership or of the individual partner organizations.
In 2017, Ducks Unlimited Canada commissioned several reports to assess the importance of boreal and mineral soil wetlands in the global carbon cycle. These reports included significant literature review to understand the opportunity for carbon storage and subsequently valuing that storage. Alberta NAWMP later commissioned a peer review of these reports which was completed in March 2020. The peer review, as well as the final reports are below.
Alberta NAWMP Peer Review: Critical Review of Five Carbon Reports (McAllister, 2020, 20 pages)
The Importance of Freshwater Mineral Soil Wetlands in the Global Carbon Cycle (Badiou, 2017, 15 pages)
The Importance of Temperate Grasslands in the Global Carbon Cycle (Bork and Badiou, 2017, 12 pages)
Boreal Wetlands and Climate Change (Ducks Unlimited Canada, 2017, 33 pages)
Wetland and Grassland Retention and Restoration as an Effective Carbon Management Strategy in Alberta: The business case (Jon Alcock, Viresco Solutions, 2017, 77 pages)
Possible Implementation Pathways for Wetlands and Grasslands as Carbon Management Tools: Discussion paper (Jon Alcock, Viresco Solutions, 2017, 43 pages)
All of our efforts have a foundation in solid scientific principles. Research and science lays the groundwork upon which our programs to conserve wetlands are developed and implemented. We work closely with the top waterfowl and wetland scientists and fund science projects related to our priorities each year.
The Alberta NAWMP Partnership currently funds the Wetland Education Network, providing support for the network as it establishes its Action Groups and resources. The Alberta NAWMP Partnership also led a pilot for the Wetland Education Network in 2016 to identify sector wetland education and outreach needs. This work involved identifying potential wetland education tools and ways to share them. This work has continued beyond the pilot as the need for a network of this type in Alberta continues to be expressed. Action Groups (divided by sector) are working together on wetland education to network and share resources that have been identified as important by various stakeholders.
The Alberta NAWMP boasts a long-term, highly integrated working arrangement among our partners. These partners advance Alberta NAWMP habitat restoration and retention objectives through a broad mix of conservation activities that include direct programming, extension initiatives and policy support.