Conserving Alberta’s Grasslands: A Win for People and the Planet
Conservation discussions have long focused on only advocating for the protection of ecosystems from degradation. This video project will educate viewers on the connections between the loss of grasslands and social injustices, as well as, the importance of frontline communities leading grassland conservation efforts. Watch this mini documentary to learn about the importance of conserving Alberta’s native grasslands for people and the planet! Learn more.
Mallard Point Riparian Health Improvement Project
Make the Grasslands Your Next Destination
Many residents of Alberta choose to spend their leisurely time in the Rocky mountains and surrounding foothills. This video was created to inspire people to visit the fragile grasslands ecosystem of the Red Deer River. Learn more.
Rewilding our Spaces
Diversifying and reintegrating the native species of plants surrounding us is such an important factor in reconnecting socially, and environmentally to the natural world. As humans, whose existence depends on the ecosystem of grasses, shrubs, flowers, birds, bees and everything in between. Our monocultures desperately need replacing – rewilding. By gathering resources and displaying exactly how it can be done, anyone will be able to learn how to rewild. Learn more.
Get to Know the Grasslands
Calgary: A Sprawling Obsession
We propose to produce a podcast miniseries that will discuss the question of urban sprawl and its effect on the conservation of biodiversity in the region of Calgary, its consequences in terms of growing natural risks for the resident of the City of Calgary and the sociological questions behind the sprawl. The objective is to discuss the recent approval of new communities, but more importantly to discuss the reason of the sprawl as a global phenomenon and its consequences in the long term. The goal is that the elements discussed can be used in future discussions about urban sprawl in Calgary that might be in a different context. Learn more.
Journey through the Grasslands: A Nature Walk for the South Asian Community
Aqila's project will bring the South Asian community together to explore and learn about protecting the land. We will discuss how colonization directly affected the transformation of the landscape, evolution of biodiversity, and the native and invasive species. These conversations will help lay the groundwork for stewardship and conservation to take place and foster a feeling of kinship between individuals and the land. Learn more.
Essay on the Grasslands
An academic essay highlighting the importance of grasslands, threats to the biome, as well as vital ecosystem services that it provides. Learn more.