Cultural Ecosystem Services

Capturing the life-enriching and life-affirming contributions ecosystems make to human well-being.

Exciting New Project Underway

Quantifying the impact of BMPs on ecosystem services

With funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change - Group program, EcoServices Network (ESN) partners are tackling a new project to quantify the impact and effectiveness of beneficial management practices (BMPs) on ecosystem services (ES) including water quality and quantity, carbon storage and biodiversity. Learn how this approach to quantifying agricultural Beneficial Management Practices will advance the ESN’s efforts to establish conservation markets in Alberta.

Apply Now for Food Farming and Forestry Challenge Funding

Emissions Reduction Alberta’s $40 million Food, Farming and Forestry Challenge is now accepting applications. This funding opportunity will accelerate innovation in support of long-term competitiveness and stimulate growth in the critically important agriculture, agri-food, fibre, and forestry sectors. It provides near-term capital to innovators in these critical Alberta industries, while also identifying opportunities and solutions for longer term economic recovery, investment attraction, job creation, and emissions reduction.

EcoServices Network Engagement Workshop Summary

On February 25, 2020, the EcoServices Network (ESN) hosted a one-day workshop in Nisku to engage and update conservation market stakeholders on activities and progress of the ESN.

Network Partner Spotlight: Silvacom

EcoServices Network (ESN) is a multi-disciplinary group of stakeholders that works collectively to build the knowledge and capacity needed to advance conservation markets, putting Alberta in the forefront of economic diversification, environmental excellence and sustainable development. A core partner of and contributor to the ESN since 2012 is Silvacom which brings over 35 years of innovation and expertise in natural resource management to the Network.