Grassland Restoration Forum

Southern Alberta SANSC Native Seed Collaborative

Southern Alberta Native Seed Collaborative

What is SANSC? 

We are a group of prairie restoration advocates with a common goal of imporving the access and aviilability of native seed for improved ecological restoration of southern Alberta grasslands

Our Vision:

Reliable, high-quality, ecologically appropriate native seed sources are available for restoration projects in Southern Alberta

Join us Today!

Sign up and become a member of SANSC! We need members to join our sterring committee and technical advisory committee ad technical advisory committtee to guide our strategic plan. Participate in our workshops and have your voice heard!

Email us: [email protected]


Why Does This Matter?

There is a lack of suitable high quality, regionally adapted native seeds to restore existing and planned industrial disturbances and restoration projects in southern Alberta Barriers include access to land, funding and unpredictable markets, as well as a lack of communication, education, and knowledge sharing.

What We are Doing Currently 

  • Hosting workshops to collaborate with partners.
  • Forming committees to guide the development of key actions within the draft strategic plan. 
  • Identifying solutions to common barriers to effective seed production and wild harvest. 

The Path Forward 

  • Developing a business plan for SANSC 
  • Conducting a needs and market analysis 
  • Developing avenues for information sharing within the industry 

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.