Saskatoon, SK - February 6, 2018
The Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) is looking forward to hosting the Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop on February 7 and 8, 2018, in Saskatoon, SK at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre. This event marks the sixth time that SK PCAP has hosted the forum that brings together diverse stakeholders who have an interest in prairie and species habitat restoration and reclamation. Attendees, including scientists, academics, researchers, ranchers, communicators and naturalists, will participate in sessions that address range and soil health, invasive weed strategies, prescribed burning, case studies, and balancing industry, agriculture and wildlife land use.
Prairie restoration and reclamation practices continue to shift and evolve as does land use and development. The workshop theme is "Look to the Future, Learn from the Past" and focuses on evaluating which practices have worked and perhaps those that have not, in order to learn and move forward in the future. Many experts from across North America will be sharing their collective experiences and knowledge.
The event also includes a poster session and trade show, where participants can find some of the specialized restoration equipment and plant material required for their projects. A highlight will be the February 7 evening banquet during which keynote speaker, celebrated author, and prairie conservationist Sharon Butala will share her experiences about living on the landscape from her new book "Where I Live Now," a memoir.
"Few events bring together prairie restoration and reclamation specialists such as the Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop," says Carolyn Gaudet, SK PCAP Manager. "We look forward to bringing these diverse people together to learn from everyone's collective experience," she adds.
The event starts on Wednesday, February 7 at 8:30am and concludes Thursday, February 8 at 4:15pm.