We had another successful year sharing weekly restoration tips. We plan to continue sharing more tips throughout the year. To make sure you don’t miss out, follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook to gain access to these tips every Sunday, or visit this page for updates throughout the year. If you have your own tips you’d like to share, tag these #ERestorationTips.
Missed some tips from 2015 and 2016? You can view all the weekly tips from either year by clicking below:
Stay tuned for a list of all our restoration tips from 2017!
Tip #20: How big is Canada’s Boreal forest? Well, it spans from Alaska to Labrador and is the largest intact forest left on the planet. If you do work here, be sure to follow & check out resources provided by Boreal Conservation!
Tip #19: The SER’s Restoration Resource Center is an interactive platform for knowledge exchange and learning in the field of ecological restoration that provides access to a wide variety of resources, publications, & project information.
Tip #18: Looking for webinar resources related to riparian health and management? Why not check out the webinar channel offered by Cows and Fish.
Tip #17: Have you heard about a new ‘poplar’ way to deal with heavy metal contaminated soils? Poplars and their hybrids are the way to go! Due to their high biomass, genetics, and ability to tolerate high concentrations of heavy metals, Poplars, can accumulate contaminants within their xylem and leaves. This helps to immobilize heavy metals, stabilize sites, and restore soils. For more info check out this paper: http://ht.ly/od4330jEREU. Tip provided by Wyatt Moore from the University of Saskatchewan.
Tip #15: Are you looking for Restoration Opportunities in your area? Look no further… check out the updated Atlas of Forest and Landscape Restoration Opportunities .
Tip #14: Looking for a tool to help you identify the type of soil(s) at your restoration site? Check out BC’s soil information finder (SIFT).
Tip #13: Five ways to save a lake via Nature Conservancy Canada
Tip #12: Tea soothes the soul, but it can also soothe your soil. Compost tea application is a technology used to improve soil health by increasing the bacterial and fungal communities of degraded landscapes. The “cold brewing” process allows the growth of organisms extracted from the compost. Check out Terra Erosion Control for more information on compost tea application and watch this short video if you want to make your own. Tip provided by Layton Willick from the University of Saskatchewan.
Tip #11: Looking for tools and resources related to Wildlife Species Inventory and Habitat Information? Check these resources recommended provided by KCP.
Tip #10: Looking for products and tools that are available for accessing, capturing, and interpreting fish and fish habitat information in BC? Check out this link provided by KCP.
Tip #9: Their bite is right! Livestock prefer leafy plants & are a great tool for fighting #InvasiveSpecies in rangelands. Leafy Spurge is an example of an invasive that can be managed through grazing. For best results a grazing plan should be made: jstor.org/stable/4003874. Tip provided by Anna Jacobson from the University of Saskatchewan.
Tip #8: The books every ocean lover should read in 2018!
Tip #7: Want to better understand how the suitability of biodiversity habitat has been modified? Check out ABMI’s Biodiversity Intactness Index
Tip #6: Looking for a job in Environmental Studies and Ecology? Check out this facebook group hosted by UVic.
Tip #5: Following the theme of wetlands, check out these practical ways cities can manage and preserve urban wetlands.
Tip #2: In need of some restoration-related resources? Why not check out the SER’s new Restoration Resource Centre!