News & Events
Check out the posts below to gain insight on current news and events!
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:
- Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Natural Ecosystems and Agricultural Soils
- Defragmenting the Landscape: Reclaiming Abandoned Cultivation to Native Cover
- Adaptive Management Tools for Reclamation in Alberta
- Invasive Species Challenges and Management Strategies
- Targeted Grazing: Plant and Animal Interactions
- Alberta Projects & Updates Big & Small
Target Audience: Project Managers and Contractors.
Useful for: Landowners, inclusion in bid documents and pre-job meetings with contractors.
Industrial activity, agriculture, recreation and conservation interests are often competing to use the same piece of land. Working together with these stakeholder groups, the oil and gas industry and government regulatory authorities have developed principles, guidelines and tools that reduce the footprint of industrial activity in this multiple-use landscape.
Situated in the Porcupine Hills west of Stavely, Alberta, the Staveley Research Ranch is a unique and valuable demonstration of long-term effects of land management on grassland ecosystems in Alberta. Stavely was instrumental in development of the Alberta Range Health Assessment Protocols. Stavely continues to provide research opportunities, managed through the University of Alberta, Rangeland Research Institute (RRI) https://rri.ualberta.ca/research/stavely-research-station/.
Targeted Grazing For Vegetation Management: Plant and Animal Interactions and Recommended Monitoring Protocols
Targeted grazing uses livestock timing, frequency, intensity, and selectivity to apply herbivory pressure on target plant species or portions of the landscape to reach specific vegetation objectives. It can be a useful tool to manipulate plant cover in both mature plant communities and in areas recovering from disturbance. Although a simple concept, it is more complex in practice and relies on an understanding of several different interacting factors, including the interactions between plants and herbivores. Check out our resources on the information portal.