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PRE-SITE ASSESSMENT AND RECLAMATION PRACTICES FOR NORTHERN FESCUE NATIVE GRASSLANDS

Curriculum

  • Use of AGRASID & GVI for planning and assessment; their relationship to Rangeland Plant Community Guides
  • Characteristics of Dry Mixedgrass Range Sites, Soils and Plant Communities
  • Dry Mixedgrass Plant Community Guide; Reference & Successional Plant Communities
  • Project planning, Ecological Site Restoration Risk Assessment and Recovery Strategies
  • Range Health Assessment Protocol and Methods
  • Loamy Range Site Range Site Grassland Assessment Exercise
  • Blowout Range Site Range Site Grassland Assessment Exercise

Registration Register by Sunday August 12th, 2019 for $195.00 per person.
Registration after the early bird date is $235.00 per person.

Online Registration is available at www.foothillsrestorationforum.ca; or you are welcome to contact

Donna Watt directly at: info.frf.ab@gmail.com or (403) 563‐8925 for student rates, registration, and 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.

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.

Online Registration is Now Closed – To Register Please Contact Donna Watt Directly at: corpirate@shaw.ca

ANNUAL FALL INFORMATION SESSION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2019

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

“Succession: From Invasives to Restoration”

Join us again this November for our annual Fall Information Session! The GRF Fall session 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.

Registration: Until Sunday October 13th, 2019 for $80.00 per person; After the early bird date $100.00 per person.

Students and Agricultural Producers $50 per person.  Contact Donna for More Information.

Fees include our ‘traditional’ welcome cinnamon rolls, coffee, snacks, a locally catered lunch and plenty of opportunity to visit and network.

Registration for All Events: Online Registration is now closed.  To register please contact Donna Watt directly at: corpirate@shaw.ca