I Love CIPRO

By Sally Brown, University of Washington

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City of Calgary

What we do
At the City of Calgary, we apply liquid biosolids on agricultural land as part of our Calgro program. We also apply biosolids to improve marginal agricultural land, which is land where the soil quality is poor. Adding biosolids improves the fertility of these lands and builds the soil for future crops. The goal of this project is to assess the potential of biosolids to improve Alberta's arable land base.

Conifer Establishment Trial on a Mine site using Various Understory Vegetation

By Janelle Hunt, Metro Vancouver, BC

Metro Vancouver has been using the region’s biosolids to reclaim mine tailings and rock disposal sites (RDS) for decades; however, the establishment of coniferous trees has been a challenge due to the competitive effects of understory vegetation. The Mount Polley Mine, an operating open-pit copper-gold mine located in the interior of British Columbia, has a progressive reclamation plan that is designed to re-establish forest ecosystems containing self-sustaining native vegetation by mimicking natural succession.