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EBM or the “Ecosystem-based management” is a promising new standard in the interdisciplinary areas of natural resource policies, management and planning. According to Quinn & Theberge (2004), the concepts related with “Ecosystem-based management” are currently associated to natural resource management, rhetotric of environmentalism and others. However, it has been identified that there is no single definition for the key policies and principles of EBM but recent studies have pointed out on considerable consensus for a set of EBM principles. As per the previous studies conducted in this field, it could be said that common as well as important elements of EBM involves a systematic approach, which integrates complexity of social and ecological elements, emphasis on long-term sustainability results, identification of spatial and temporal scales and a concentration of collaborative management procedures. In this essay, concentration will be on a Canadian organization’s EBM policies and its impacts on the organization. Definition of EBM as an importance approach to managerial human activities applying collaborative, different adaptive and interdisciplinary policies with a long-term objective of developing desired future conditions of ecologically confined areas, which in turn support healthy, effective ecological and human communities. 

Alterra Power Corp. project information

For analysing the “Ecosystem-based management”, Alterra Power Corp. has been selected as one of the promising organizations in Canada that is currently indulging on developing their sustainable business process to adopt EBM effectively. It has been identified that this organization has already owned around 40-MW California wind project that is fully zoned for better wind generation. This organization has followed a collaborative approach, which has started over a year ago and this collaborative approach has enabled this organization to achieve this project from Jawbone Wind Energy that is majorly owned by Philip and Daniel Rudnick. This collaborative partnership will help in developing main objectives of the ecosystem-based management project. This project is expected to indenture the facility over the next twelve months as well as begin delivering power in 2020 (windpowerengineering.com, 2018). 

Integration of economic, social and ecological objectives

The first aspect of EBM is integration of economic, social and ecological objectives. EBM projects should combine all these elements. According to Harper, Harper & Snowden (2017), if only the social interests are evaluated then human community might witness green projects in their surroundings. On the other hand, if the economic aspect is developed without the others then industry will develop in the future without unchecked polluting environment. If the ecological aspect has been fulfilled by the organizations then only natural preserves will be established with no communication of humans. 

There is a need to incorporate all these three aspects to come up with results that will satisfy and mitigate concerns of the stakeholders. The above-mentioned project by Alterra Power Corp. also identifies all these three aspects separately and then identified processes with which all these three different aspects could be combined. In this project at the initial stage, it has been identified that how the 40-MW Wind project will help the society to develop for a better sustainable energy usage. On the other hand, how the human beings in this area would be influenced as well as what will be their contributions to develop the main objectives of the project. After that what will be the ecological as well as economical implications of the project, which means how this project will in the future benefit the company financially and how the eco-system will be managed. The higher management and executive team in this project have indulge in identifying results of this aspects of the EBM project.Findings have underlined the fact that through effective accomplishment of this project, overall business profitability and productivity rate of the organization will be developed in future along with a new social construction will be developed (Link &Browman, 2017). This project will increase the ecosystem by using sustainable energies and the human contribution will be resorted in this project by developing their understanding level regarding the project as well as local employees’ contributions will be counted as one of the major aspects in this project. 

Considering the ecological boundaries rather than not just political boundaries

According to Leslie et al. (2015), the second aspect of “Ecosystem-based management” is considering the ecological boundaries rather than not just political boundaries. The ecological boundaries suggest the areas that the project is covering and its impact on the inhabitants of that area. Political boundaries are the boundaries of various countries even different states and territories within a country. The above-mentioned project is considering both the boundaries effectively. Analysis of the project underlines that this project will be developed near around 2,110 acres with the help of 40-MW California Wind project. In this respect, the ecological boundaries are considered along with the political boundaries as it is an international project. In this context, it could be said that, Alterra Power Corp. is concerned in increasing their organizational image along with the business expansion. It is indulging in international ecosystem development project through collaborating with global partners as well as including a vast area in their current sustainable project. 

Social system and natural processes

Social system and natural processes are extremely critical; therefore, an adoptive management framework or policy need to be implemented in order to avoid these types of uncertainties (Leslie, 2018). It has been identified that this project has developed three types of complexities that are connected to the external as well as internal environment of the company. These three types of problems are analytical complexity at the initial stage of project implementation. The second complexity arrived at the project is ontological complexity and the third is the societal complexity related to the benefits, meaning and purposes of the project. These types of complexities have been removed through several strategies that are implementing an adaptive management, which targets to treating ongoing management process as one of the deliberate and large-scale experiment. This strategy has effectively combined the ongoing actions of the company with the present ecosystem dynamics. Other strategy adopted by the organization is engaging different practitioners and scientists from various fields that helped in collaborating different effective viewpoints for removing the complexities related to SES (Bodin, Sandström&Crona, 2017). Meeting in a series of workshops and sharing developmental ideas for the future has helped a lot this company in this regard. On the other hand, social conversion is another critical problem that this organization faced during the project. In this regard, the management has taken initiatives to clarify different purposes and benefits for the society of the sustainable project and Wind plans as well as increasing possibility of job opportunities for the locals. 

Engaging multiple stakeholders in a collaborative process

Ecosystem-based management always focuses its study upon the concept of keeping the environment clean and adopting methods to keep the economy running as well. It becomes a very difficult task for an organization to look after both (the environment and economy) at the same time. In order to make a suitable economy environmental resources are constantly used. At the same time over usage of natural resources always leads to disaster. The company engaged itself for making a wind turbine system in order to generate electrical energy and sell it to the local people. The idea of making such system is very efficient for the environment and with every passing year, the investment on system becomes less. It is a very suitable idea for the economy and for the environment as well. However, many issues need attention from the stakeholders and the developers as well. For instance, Alterra acquired the project from Jawbone Wind Energy, LLC, which is principally owned by Philip and Daniel Rudnick, who will continue to work with Alterra to complete development of the project. The involvement of stakeholders is very important in this case as because the gravity of the situation requires them to understand the issue and contribute to work together (Kazemilari, Mardani, Streimikiene,  Zavadskas, 2017)  Since the development of the project is almost outsourced, the stakeholders need to understand the profit margin for both of the company. It is the responsibility of both the company’s stakeholders to make an afford in order to identify the areas of profit margin. The above issues are one of the biggest issues for the company hence seeking attention from the stakeholders and the solution would be coming to a mutual ground on the profit margin.

Incorporating an understanding of ecosystem processes and how ecosystems respond to environmental perturbations. 

Concerned with the ecological integrity of coastal-marine (or any other) systems and the sustainability of both human and ecological systems. The installment of a wind turbine in the area will save nature in many ways. Traditionally in most part of the world, people use coal, nuclear reactor or solar panel in order to generate energy. However, this type of energy generation system can only lead to catastrophic failure to the environment. Unlike the solar panel, the wind turbine does not take much space to install hence providing space for other things such as vegetation or farming or anything else. The use of nuclear plant and coal-based energy system always lead to pollution in the air, water, and land. The waste from a nuclear reactor can stay harmful for years and the use of coal-based electricity system can lead to toxic gas in the air. Hence further deteriorating the environment. The use of wind turbine not only saves space and provide green energy but also can operate for decades. If in case of any failure in the system or in the parts, it can be replaced and no harm will come to a common citizen. However, in case of a nuclear reactor failure, the damage will be more devastating and danger of lives can be lost is there (Tjiu,  Marnoto, Ruslan, Sopian, 2015). Most of the time the turbines are placed in a place where the wind is there and in an open area. It does not need any resources other than a win to stay functional. Therefore the use of turbine is very useful to the environment and to the economy as well.

Organizational achievements

It has been seen that following a collaborative effort that has stared over two years ago has helped this organization in managing the federal power credits as well as sustainable development of the organization. Through this project, it has been seen that seen that a steady organizational asset development has been achieved by the company (prnewswire.com, 2018) On the other hand, with this ecosystem management project, Alterra Power has been also capable of managing their international brand image as an effective sustainable project management company that has concern for the society, human beings and as well as future sustainable growth. Introducing this type of projects also reveal the fact that the Ecosystem-based management project has two different purposes to be achieved. One is the ecological integrity through planning wind plants and using renewable energy, which will add sustainable value for the country. On the other hand, the second purpose of this project is exhibiting benefits for the human and ecological systems of the country. Through use of renewable energy powers carbon footprints of the organization could be reduced effectively along with human beings will also get benefits form the nature. On the flip side, natural resources could be reserved in the future with this project.  


Through this essay and analysis of the sustainable project of Alterra Power Corp. several things have been identified. First of all, this essay has been helpful in developing knowledge of sustainable powers for future development of nature and eco-systems. On the other hand, this essay has been helpful in developing understanding level retarding possible project related challenges and their possible solutions. How the management and other team members should work in collaboration has also been cleared out in this project. Along with this information all the six aspects of Ecosystem-based management have been analysed in the essay, which begins with the simple meaning of them and connections with the organizational efforts. Evidence and discussion regarding individual aspect have been identified in the essay that are quite efficient in developing knowledge regarding this field. Possible collaborative efforts of this company with their stakeholders have been developed and discussed along with success rate of the project has been identified as much as possible. 

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