Yesterday, we were at Olds College. I met a number of teachers who were working on the wetland project. We discussed the importance of reclamation. There is currently legislation stipulating that for every acre of wetland that is destroyed, two or three additional acres must be rebuilt. When companies do it, however, there is no follow-up unfortunately. These wetlands don't survive more than two or three years.
One teacher said that it may be worthwhile for companies to consult each other more. For instance, instead of building 10 roads to access the same section, there should be only 1. Instead of building 10 pipelines that go to the same section, why not have just 1 that companies could all use?
The teacher also said that companies should work together more closely. I mentioned the cumulative effects, and the lack of consultation is one such effect. The number of roads is on the rise, as is the scale of the repercussions and infrastructure. I am going to let Mr. Pryce answer my question, but I want to add something first.
To ensure that ecological groups—which have more expertise in this field—carry out land reclamation, the teacher suggested a fund be created. It would be administered by you and the universities, say, and result in more effective and efficient reclamation.
Those are two things I'd like addressed, and the person with the most to say on the matter can have the floor.