ALCESİ Press Releases (in chronological order)
2012 - The ALCES Group is selected by the Government of Alberta Land Use Management Framework to complete a provincial scan of ecological, social, and economic indicators as affected by future land use trajectories.
2012 - The ALCES Group completes the phase of the Ghost River Watershed that examines the effects of "Beneficial Management Practices" on a suite of ecological and social indicators.
2011 - At the request of the Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR), Dr. Stelfox travels to Pune, India to present the findings of the demonstration project completed in the Akole Region of India.
2010- At the request of regional stakeholders, Dr. Brad Stelfox travels to Western Australia to give presentations and offer short ALCES workshops.
2010 - Phase 1 of the Upper Bow Basin Cumulative Effects Study completed by Terry Antoniuk and Cornel Yarmoloy and several presentations given to stakeholder groups.
2009 - ALCES Integrator model chosen by the Government of Saskatchewan as the landscape simulator to explore the benefits and consequences of the emerging oilsand industry in northwest Saskatchewan.
2008 - ALCES Integrator model chosen by the Government of Alberta as the base landscape simulator for the Alberta Landuse Management Framework. Initial regions in Alberta for deployment include the Lower Athabasca River Region and the South Saskatchewan River Region.
2007 January - MapNow, a spatially explicit mapping tool, has been completed and is now available to use in conjunction with ALCES.
2006 July - New ALCES Website Launched
2005. Matt Carlson completes the first version of Alberta Tomorrow, an educational version of ALCES designed for students in Junior High and High School.
2005 - ALCES selected as major modelling platform for simulating landuse in the oilsands region of northeast Alberta.
2004 Summer - The ALCES internal help text and tutorials are rewritten by Brad Stelfox and Heather Gariepy.
2004 June - Brad Stelfox and ALCES presented with the Alberta Emerald Award for Environmental Excellence in the "Research and Innovation" Category..
2004 January - ALCES selected by the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge as a model to evaluate sustainability issues on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
2003 December- ALCES Model adopted as the central software for conducting landuse simulations by the Integrated Resource Management Branch of the Alberta Research Council. Brad Stelfox will be actively working with employees of ARC on regional cumulative effects assessments.
2003 October - The Alberta Provincial Museum completes their new exhibits entitled "Meeting the Challenge". Based on ALCES simulations in Alberta's boreal forest, one of the main exhibit examines the issue of trade-offs between caribou habitat, old growth, jobs and resource-based revenue.
2003 October - The release of ALCES II is officially announced. Details of the new features in this release can be found on the Forem Technologies website. One of the additions to ALCES II is its ability to back-cast landscapes, recreating historical landuse trajectories.
2003 September - Matt Carlson comes onboard the ALCES group. Matt's efforts will focus on the development of an educational version of ALCES for the junior high school and high school curriculum in Alberta.
November 2002 to December 2003 - ALCES selected as the landscape/landuse simulation engine for regional planning in the SASS (Southern Alberta Sustainability Strategy) project.
2002 November - The ALCES model used to generate landuse simulations for northeast Alberta that demonstrate a significant decrease in atmospheric emissions of carbon. These reductions are the results of adoption of "best practices" by the energy and forest sectors.
2002 October - Brad Stelfox presented the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation (AsTech) Award in the category of AL-PAC/ASTECH Innovation in Integrated Landscape Management.
2002 September - Meeting convened in Edmonton to discuss the results of the various evaluation exercises examining the utility of the ALCES model and the forestry and energy sector engines .
2002 August - ALCES model modified to track additional grassland cover types and to examine dynamics between grassland production, herbivory, drought and fire.
2002 May - ALCES selected as the primary tool to track landuses and landscape composition for the Southern Alberta Regional Strategy (SARS).
2002 April - Brad Stelfox is selected as a finalist for the 2002 Emerald Awards in the "Research and Innovation" Category for the development of the ALCES model.
2002 April - An ALCES model validation exercise is initiated by the Alberta Government and Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) to evaluate how ALCES timber supply analyses compare to other timber supply tools.
2002 March - An ALCES model validation exercise is initiated by Alberta Energy and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to evaluate how ALCES models footprints and behavior of the hydrocarbon industry in Alberta.
2002 January - ALCES is selected as the cumulative effects simulation model for the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem Regional analyses.
2001 October - The Western Economic Partnership Agreement (WEPA) 3-year contract is completed. This contract provided most of the funding for the development of the ALCES model during 1999, 2000 and 2001.
2001 December - ALCES selected as the cumulative effects simulation model for the Alberta Northern East Slopes Regional Analyses
2001 August 13 - ALCES Technical Manual available for download or online viewing.
2001 August 13 - Forem Technologies releases new website at www.foremtech.com (also .ca)
2001 March 1 - Web-delivered version of GAIA's DataGrabber released
2001 March 1 - Web-delivered version of ALCES released
2001 February 07 - PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat presentations now available for download
2000 November 15 - Demonstration of pilot version of MapNow! to be used in conjunction with ALCES
2000 September 15 - Official release of ALCES Version 1.0 (on CD)
2000 September 15 - Official release of ALCES web page at www.foremtech.com