Grassland Restoration Forum


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.

Although the GRF is optimistically moving forward with in-person training, workshops and events for 2021 we are managing all registrations in a two step method to maintain flexibility for the ever changing COVID guidelines and restrictions.

You will receive confirmation of your place on the waiting list, then everyone will be contacted via email the week before the workshop/event to confirm registration and arrange payment.

The sooner your register the higher up you will be on the list to secure attendance.

Please fill out the form below or email donna directly at:

*This event takes place outdoors and can be conducted within the current health & safety guidelines, so the GRF will be hosting as planned

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Sep 20 2022


All Day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Denver
  • Date: Sep 20 2022
  • Time: All Day


Staveley Research Station
Staveley Research Station, Porcupine Hills, AB