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.

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  • Share information and increase understanding of conservation markets; including information on user needs assessment, green financing opportunities and addressing property rights challenges.
  • Provide a learning opportunity for engaging Indigenous communities.
  • Support capacity building for individuals and organizations interested in the design and implementation of demonstration and pilot projects that will help advance conservation markets in Alberta.
  • Gather feedback and input on ESN projects.

Approximately 25 stakeholders attended and provided their feedback on various components of conservation markets. Here's what we heard:

The Network thanks everyone who took the time to attend and contribute at the workshop. Network partners will be taking all of these lessons into consideration as we collectively work on projects that help to advance conservation markets in Alberta. Have any additional questions or comments? Contact us.