Eyeing the Overhaul of Canada's Environmental Assessment Process

Posted by Don Richardson and Scott Mackay

on Dec 22, 2015 3:18:04 PM

Keep your eyes on our blog for further updates as we learn more about next steps! (Photo by Molly Richardson)

 

Eyes Wide Open

 

The first steps in an overhaul of Canada’s Environmental Assessment process are “weeks, not months” away according to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr.  Canada's new federal government pledges to “immediately review” the assessment process and “modernize” the National Energy Board (NEB).  As Environmental Assessment practitioners, we're eyeing this overhaul closely.  Keep your eyes on our blog for further updates as we learn more about next steps!

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Topics: Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Assessments, Environmental Assessment Processes

Apply NOW: 6 Steps to Apply to the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk

Posted by Trieneke Gastmeier and Don Richardson

on Dec 9, 2015 4:26:35 PM


Check Your Pocket

The Caribou has been a Canadian icon since appearing on our quarters in 1936. But the Caribou on your quarter is in trouble in many parts of Canada, especially where their forest habitat is disturbed or fragmented.  

The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) call for proposals is now open.  The program will be accepting Expressions of Interest until December 18th, 2015. The submission of an Expression of Interest is strongly encouraged, particularly for applicants who have not received AFSAR funding in the past or for those applying to a new stream.  The deadline for proposal submissions is January 15th, 2016.  Below, we provide six key steps for creating an AFSAR application.

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Topics: BEAHR Training, Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Assessments, Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Studies, Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards