Our Native Plant Solutions (NPS) helped develop wetland compensation designs to offset some of the wetland habitat that will be lost or altered by the construction of the new Keeyask Generating Station in Manitoba. Throughout the process, NPS consulted with the Partner First Nations (Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation and Fox Lake Cree Nation) to provide multiple options for developing marsh habitat in the Gull Rapids Creek area.
We've partnered with the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq to monitor our salt marsh restoration at Wallace Bay in Nova Scotia, a project that will help combat coastal erosion, provide habitat for fish and hopefully lead to a resurgence of sweetgrass, a common salt marsh plant, and one that’s particularly important to the Mi’kmaq.
We help bridge language gaps by working with Oceans North Canada and the Inuvialuit Game Council to develop a water bird identification guide for residents of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Together, they work with the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre on the translation and editing of the guide from English into three dialects spoken in the area.
Blending science with traditional knowledge to map 77 million acres of wetlands, for the future for northern communities…and conservation.
The Dene community of Délı̨nę, in the Northwest Territories, is a model for Indigenous-led conservation. We supported Délı̨nę’s successful bid for a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve Designation. And we provided the community with an online mapping application to support them in their land-use management.