Biodiversity in Canada

Driving nature-based solutions, we promote healthy habitats, safeguard natural resources and restore ecosystems for the protection of native species across Canada. With 256 endangered animal and plant species in Canada, our work has never been more critical.

A special responsibility to restore the quarries

At Lafarge Canada we are committed to promoting healthy habitats, safeguarding natural resources and restoring ecosystems for the protection of native species. We proactively restore the quarries where we source raw materials such as limestone and return them for public use with enhanced ecological value. Learn more and get updates below:

 

 
Safeguarding bank swallows in our Forestville Sand Pit

Safeguarding bank swallows in our Forestville Sand Pit

JULY 17 - FORESTVILLE, ONIt isn’t unusual for bank swallows to call our quarries and sand pits home! Back in May, we noticed more than 200 of these birds nesting at the top of our Forestville sand pit.

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Kestrel monitoring program reveals population changes and breeding

Kestrel monitoring program reveals population changes and breeding

JULY 7, 2020 - EDMONTON, AB: Lafarge Canada's wildlife monitoring and biology teams conducted another successful banding of local kestrels at the Berrymoor aggregate pit. 

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Fish ladder supports biodiversity in Nova Scotia

Fish ladder supports biodiversity in Nova Scotia

JUNE 2020 - BROOKFIELD, NS: Lafarge Canada's Brookfield team built a fish ladder next to the emergency spillway allowing them to migrate upstream to spawn. The system has been proven a functional support for fish populations for over 10 years.

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Busy bank swallows in our St-Constant Cement Plant

Busy bank swallows in our St-Constant Cement Plant

MAY 2020 - ST-CONSTANT, QCThese are busy weeks for Bank Swallows! Our St-Constant team is keeping them safe during their nesting season.

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Bearbrook protects the butterflies by creating a monarch migration waystation

Bearbrook protects the butterflies by creating a monarch migration waystation

MAY 2020 - BEARBROOK, ONLafarge's Bearbrook Office had a project to redo the front garden and entrance and decided to use this as an opportunity to build a monarch waystation for migrating monarch butterflies and other pollinators.

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Uxbridge pit home to bird box program

Uxbridge pit home to bird box program

APRIL 22, 2020 - UXBRIDGE, ON: The North Durham Nature Club has been managing a bird box program at the Lafarge gravel pit in Uxbridge for the past 7 years.  In this partnership, approximately fifty bird boxes for cavity nesting birds were installed and additional habitat restoration began with tree planting. 

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Snails prove that we've got it right when it comes to reclamation

MARCH 2020 - EDMONTON, AB: A University of Alberta study confirms Lafarge Canada's reclamation strategy and productivity, and its importance to biodiversity. The U of A in Edmonton, AB, is working with Lafarge to further understand the correlation between parasitical presence in reclaimed wetlands and biodiversity.

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Lafarge goes batty with EALT at Larch Sanctuary

Lafarge goes batty with EALT at Larch Sanctuary

NOVEMBER 5, 2019 - EDMONTON, AB: Nestled in the middle of Edmonton lies Larch Sanctuary, a section of the Whitemud creek ravine just upstream of its confluence with Blackmud creek. Lafarge Canada partnered with Edmonton & Area Land Trust to fund the installation of a rocket bat box at Larch as part of one of our local biodiversity initiatives.

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Annual saw-whet owl banding event a success

Annual saw-whet owl banding event a success

OCTOBER 5, 2019 - EDMONTON, AB: - The Berrymoor Aggregates Pit, located 80km southwest of Edmonton, held their annual saw-whet owl banding event on October 5, 2019 in support of Lafarge's biodiversity program.  

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