20-Mar-2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2nd Floor, 105 12 Ave SE
Kahanoff Centre
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A1

Title: Calgary Environmental Network Luncheon: "Boreal Peatlands Reclamation"

Location: 2nd Floor, 105 12 Ave SE, Kahanoff Centre, Calgary, AB

Speaker: Dr. Bin Xu, Program Lead, Peatland Restoration, NAIT

Dr. Bin Xu joined NAIT as the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Peatland Restoration in 2013 leading research focused on the restoration of sensitive peatland ecosystems. Bin received a PhD in Plant Biology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has been involved in restoration projects of peatlands disturbed by oil and gas mining and peat harvesting in Alberta and in eastern Canada. Dr. Bin Xu hopes to increase awareness of the importance of peatlands and find cost-effective ways to balance economic needs with those of the environment.


Reclamation of boreal peatland landscapes in northern Alberta is becoming increasingly important as the regulatory requirements become more stringent. Oil and gas and forestry companies are liable for reclaiming the disturbed land and associated linear features, but it is the small and medium-sized companies that carry out most of the reclamation work. The industry’s need for efficient, cost-effective reclamation methods and techniques has never been greater in order to meet the government regulatory requirements. Dr. Bin Xu will discuss practical, cost-effective, and science based solutions for reclaiming boreal peatland to ensure long-term sustainability of Alberta’s resource driven economy.

Member Benefits:

This event is eligible for CCP credits toward members' practice areas and provides a network opportunity.

Members: $20 + GST 
Non-Members: $25 + GST 
Students: $20 + GST 
Webinar: $15 + GST 

Contact Information: Jilczy Nelson-Mamani (jilczy@yahoo.com OR (403) 305-0800)