Winter 2022

Newsletter Archive


Helping Municipal Planners Consider Connectivity

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Check it out - we recently built a new tool to help municipal planners in Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek assess how a proposed development could impact ecological connectivity. The Connectivity Risk Assessment Tool enables planners to draw the proposed development directly onto an on-line interactive map. The CRA Tool then generates a report that assesses where the proposed development has a potential high, medium, and low risk impact to ecological connectivity. By highlighting which components of the development pose the highest risks, it gives municipal planners and/or development officers information to inform permitting decisions. The tool also provides a list of potential mitigation strategies to reduce high impact risks. Special thanks to Woodcock Foundation and Wilburforce Foundation for support.

Visit: https://miistakis.shinyapps.io/cra_app/