Grassland Restoration Forum

HOW TO USE RANGE PLANT COMMUNITY GUIDES AND RECOVERY STRATEGIES MANUALS FOR PROJECT AND RECLAMATION PLANNING IN GRASSLANDS

Target Audience

Designed for students, agrologists, ecologists, land stewards, regulators, planners, reclamation
practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about native grassland ecosystems.
This one day, class-based course will provide valuable context to interpret the results of data collected in the upcoming AEP Conservation Assessments – Strategic Siting and Pre-disturbance Site Assessments for Industrial Activities on Native Grasslands.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a basic understanding of the ecosystem classification concepts for the Grassland and Parkland
    Range Plant Community Guides.
  • Learn how to navigate through the guides to link site conditions, soils and determine plant communities.
    Participants will practice on data sets for each of the two classification systems.
  • Overview of disturbance risk assessments and strategic siting for grassland plant communities
  • Work through development of appropriate mitigation and restoration strategies, linked to types of disturbance, for each plant community discussed.

Registration $250.00 Per Person

Numbers of participants will be limited to reflect the current Covid-safe outdoor group sizes. Please bring your own lunch. Lunch will not be provided, and the site is out of town.
Register on-line at www.grasslandrestorationforum.ca or contact Donna Watt at: corpirate@shaw.ca or (403) 563-8925, for student rates and for additional information. There is a $50 administration fee for registration cancellations up to 48 hours in advance of an event. Sorry, no cancellations after that. Numbers of participants will be limited to reflect the current Covid-safe outdoor group sizes. Please bring your own lunch. Lunch will not be provided and the site is out of town.

Course Materials

“Recovery Strategies for Industrial Development in Native Grassland for the Foothills Fescue, Foothills Parkland and Montane Natural Subregions”.
“Range Plant Communities and Range Health Assessment Guidelines for the Dry Mixedgrass Natural Subregion of Alberta”
“Range Plant Communities and Range Health Assessment Guidelines for the Foothills Parkland Natural Subregion of Alberta”
Available from the Grassland Restoration Forum website (www.grasslandsrestorationforum.ca ) or at the course (contact corpirate@shaw.ca).

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Date

Sep 15 2021

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All Day
Grasslands Cassils Hall, near Brooks, Alberta

Location

Grasslands Cassils Hall, near Brooks, Alberta
Grasslands Cassils Hall, near Brooks, Alberta
Download Announcement

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