Grassland Restoration Forum

A WALKING TOUR OF THE STAVELY RESEARCH RANCH

Situated in the Porcupine Hills west of Stavely, Alberta, the Staveley Research Station is a unique and valuable demonstration of long-term effects of land management on grassland ecosystems in Alberta. Join Barry Adams, Rangeland Management Specialist – retired from Alberta Environment and Parks, for this day long, outdoor walk. Topics will include:

  • The ecological context of the Foothills Parkland
  • An introduction to the research of Dr. John Dormaar and Dr. Walter Willms
  • The role of grasses in building soils and storing carbon
  • The role of Stavely in the development of the Alberta Range Health Assessment
  • Review of grazing history, plant community information and range health scoring
  • The role of range health in the capture and storage of water in the watershed.

 

Once we leave the vehicles, we won’t be back until we leave the site so bring your lunch, fluids, cameras, masks and any extra clothes.

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Date

Sep 21 2021

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All Day

Location

Staveley Research Station
Staveley Research Station, Porcupine Hills, AB

Workshop for July 27th -
postponed until September

Due to unforeseen circumstances the workshop will be postponed until September 2021. The new date will be posted online and an announcement will be sent out as soon as the information is available so please stay tuned… Thanks to everyone for their patience and interest as we navigate another challenging year to host in-person events and hands-on training/workshops! -Grassland (Foothills) Restoration Forum.Please note: the workshop on July 29th at Antelope Creek Ranch/Cassils Hall is still available to attend. Please contact:Donna Watt at: corpirate@shaw.ca