Entries in restoration (3)


Foothills Restoration Forum Fall Information Session, November 16

The 11th annual Foothills Restoration Forum fall information session gathers a variety of industry and grassland stakeholders to exchange current information on grassland restoration and conservation through ‘open mic’ project updates and mini presentations.  Featured presentations on the DRAFT agenda are:

  • A Thousand Years of Variability in Grassland Climate - Drs. David Sauchyn and Mary Vetter
  • Agriculture in the Crossroads of Grassland Loss and Restoration - Dr. Marian Weber, Innotech Alberta
  • Grassland Management in the Municipal District of Taber- Brian Peers
  • Producer Management and Industrial Disturbance Influences on Grassland Seed Banks in Alberta – Lysandra Pile, PhD candidate
  • Conservation Assessments - When and Where They Apply – Amanda Miller, AEP
  • Siting Renewable Energy Projects to Protect Wildlife Habitat – Kristin Cline, AEP
  • Reclamation Requirements for Renewables – An Update- Susan McGillivray, AEP
  • Certificates of Analysis versus Certified Seed - What is the difference?

If you wish to provide a five minute update on perspectives, experiences, sustainability, or restoration initiatives please contact Donna at corpirate@shaw.ca.  There are a few table/booth spaces available if you have educational or relevant materials that you wish to display.

Cost for the day’s event is:

Early bird rate: (by October 22) $65.00 per person                      After October 22: $85.00 per person.

Students and agricultural producers:  $40 per person.

Fees include the ‘traditional’ welcome cinnamon rolls, a catered lunch, and plenty of opportunity to visit and network. Doors open at 8 am with presentations from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.

The event will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre, 5920 8th Street West, Claresholm, AB.

Register online at http://www.foothillsrestorationforum.ca to secure your spot, or contact Donna at this email address (corpirate@shaw.ca) to make other arrangements for payment. 


SASCI is a proud supporter of the Foothills Restoration Forum.


Restoration for Recreation events, Oldman Headwaters, October 14 and 17

Our friends at the Napi Oldman Watershed Council have some fun hands-on restoration events planned in the headwaters in October! Get out there and have some fun while helping to restore bull trout and west slope cutthroat trout habitat! Free to participate, but please register by October 9th.

For event information and to register, clink here.


Foothills Restoration Forum Information Session, November 19th

The fourth annual Foothills Restoration Forum fall information session will be held on Friday, November 19th at the Maycroft Community Hall, west of Highway 22 at the crossing of the Oldman River.  

The theme for the 2010 Information Session is "The Importance of Long term Monitoring and Native Plant Community Succession."

Cost for the day’s event is $20.00 per person which includes lunch, ‘traditional’ cinnamon rolls, and plenty of opportunity to visit while sharing information and experiences.

A detailed agenda, registration information, map and accommodation possibilities will be circulated soon, but in the meantime please mark November 19th on your calendar and take a sneak peek at some of the featured presentations for this year:

  • An update on ongoing fescue grassland research at the U of A will be provided by Peggy Desserud and Steve Tannas.
  • Laura Hickman, recently successful Masters degree candidate, U of C Department of Environmental Design, will provide a synopsis of her thesis entitled "Reclamation Outcomes on Energy Disturbances in Silver Sagebrush Communities".
  • Jane Lancaster of Kestrel Research Inc. will give an overview of the Kinder Morgan Express Pipeline long term vegetation monitoring project conducted the summer of 2010.
  • Dave Novak of TERA Environmental Consultants will give a presentation on the Kinder Morgan Anchor Pipeline project constructed through Jasper National Park.
  • Update on Grassland Reclamation Criteria training sessions and Grassland Vegetation Inventory.
  • Stewardship Initiative Profiles from the Ranching Community.

The Forum website will provide more detailed information as it becomes available including online registration for the forum: www.foothillsrestorationforum.com

If you are interested in contributing to the day’s program please contact: Marilyn Neville, FRF Coordinator at 403-628-2354 or email to graminea@telusplanet.net.