BHI Working Groups

Elected Officials Working Group

The EOWG supports the BHI Vision and Strategic Plan by coordinating consistent messaging and is responsible for policy development that provides outcomes supporting ecological health and biodiversity within the Beaver Hills.

Planners Working Group

The PWG works to develop policy options for use by the five partner municipalities of the BHI. The group also includes representatives from the University of Alberta, Elk Island National Park, Agriculture Canada, and Alberta Tourism, Parks, and Recreation.

Conservation Working Group

The overall goal of CWG is to ensure a collective and coordinated approach, involving all levels of government, environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs), and academia, to protect, restore, and sustain the biodiversity, integrity, ecological health, and landscape character of the Beaver Hills.

Communication and Outreach Working Group

The COWG is responsible to outline coordinated, consistent and complementary BHI messaging founded on the BHI Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles for both our internal and external stakeholders.

Research and Monitoring Working Group

The focus of the RMWG is to identify, promote and support relevant research in the Beaver Hills, consistent with the objectives of the larger BHI. This includes research in the natural, social and cultural sciences, economic and market analyses, and technological and best practices.

Tourism Working Group

The TWG works with government partners, operators, cultural agencies, visitors and residents to encourage the growth, development, promotion and enjoyment of sustainable nature based tourism opportunities within the Beaver Hills. This work enables a growing economy that is compatible with the natural landscape.

Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve Working Group

The BHDSPWG is a voluntary collective of member organisations in the BHI which meets regularly to exchange information and further initiatives that support the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, the group also hosts the annual Star Party over the September long weekend.

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