Grassland Restoration Forum


Join us in person again this November for our annual Fall Information Session. This one-day event gathers a variety of industry and grassland stakeholders to exchange current information on grassland restoration and conservation through a variety of presentations and mini-updates. With booths, feature artists and lunch provided, you can expect an informative day to network and catch up on grassland restoration news in Alberta. While we are still compiling our agenda (full agenda will be released closer to the event), you can look forward to hearing about the following topics: 

  • Enhancing Topsoil by Building Soil Biology – Dr. Yamily Zavala, CARA
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Natural Ecosystems and Agricultural Soils – Dr. Adriana
  • Morrell,
    Lethbridge College
    Stakeholder Engagement and Planning to Overcome Reclamation Challenges in Critical Sage
    Grouse Habitat– Samantha Price – Orphan Well Association
  • Fescue Grassland Reclamation Along a Pipeline Right-Of-Way: A 10-Year Monitoring Project –
    Marshall McKenzie, Innotech Alberta
  • Use of Prescribed Fire as a Tool in Prairie Restoration – Renny Grilz – Meewasin Valley Authority
  • Defragmenting: A Diary of Reclaiming Abandoned Cultivation to Native Cover – Jane Lancaster
  • Targeted Grazing: Matching Plants with Herbivores – Marilyn Neville, Gramineae Services Ltd.
  • Southern Alberta Native Seed Collaborative – Rob Sissons, Parks Canada
  • Integrated Weed Management with Citizen Scientists in Fish Creek – Emma Stroud

Cost for the day’s event: 

Early Bird Rate (Register by 5:00 pm October 31, 2022): $80.00 per person

After 5:00 pm October 31: $100.00 per person 

Students and Agricultural Producers:  $50.00 

Location: Claresholm Community Centre, 5920 8th Street West, Claresholm, AB.

*Fees include coffee, snacks, a locally catered lunch and plenty of opportunity to visit and network. 

Registration: Online Registration is available at; or you are welcome to contact Donna Watt directly at: [email protected] or (403) 563‐8925. There is a $50 administration fee for registration cancellations up to 48 hours in advance of an event. Sorry, no cancellations after that.

We are a go for in person and cannot wait to welcome you all to our annual Fall Information Session. 

Event Cancellation

How to Use the Range Plant Community Guides and Recovery Strategies

Unfortunately with a number of late cancellations for the Range Plant Community Guides & Recovery Strategies Workshop scheduled for September 13th, 2023 we’ve had to make the tough decision to cancel the workshop for this fall due to insufficient registrations for a cost recovery event.  We will be offering the same workshop in conjunction with the CLRA Conference in March 2024.  The GRF Mailing list will receive notice/announcements about the event as details become available.

We are still proceeding as planned with the Grassland Assessment Classroom & Hands on Field Training on September 14th at the Cassils Hall/Antelope Creek Ranch.

Apologies for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.