Prairie's Got the Goods Week (EG&S)

SK PCAP hosted the first ever Prairie Ecological Goods and Services Week on March 12-18, 2017. The second Prairie Ecological Goods and Services Week was held on March 19-23, 2018.

The resources and information below may be useful for anyone interested in learning about ecological goods and services provided by native prairie. Ranchers, environmentalists, economists, researchers and academics joined together to talk about the benefits of the native prairie ecosystem, and why native prairie is important to the people of Saskatchewan.

What is native prairie? Why should I care? What does native prairie do for me? Why should we protect native prairie in Saskatchewan? The infographic below helps describe some of the sevices provided by native prairie.


Recorded Webinar Presentations from EG&S Week 2017:
Understanding Carbon Storage and Greenhouse Gas Uptake in Grasslands
Dr. Edward Bork, University of Alberta
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Edward Bork

Pollination in the Prairies

Dr. Jessamyn Manson, University of Virginia
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Jessamyn Manson

Grassland Matters: Thoughts on Grassland and Why We Need More Of It

Trevor Herriot, Public Pastures Public Interest
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Trevor Herriot

Value of Waterfowl Management to Native Prairie Conservation

Corie White, Prairie Habitat Joint Venture
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Corie White


Impacts of Industrial Disturbance on Soil and Plant Communities in southern Alberta
Dr. Karen Thompson, University of Alberta
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Karen Thompson

A Producer's Perspective
Sherri Grant, Canadian Beef, Grant Ranch
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Sherri Grant

ALUS Canada: Working with Farmers to Sustain Agriculture, Wildlife and Natural Spaces for All Canadians
Paige Englot, ALUS Canada
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Paige Englot

Value and Policy Considerations for Native Prairie Ecological Goods and Services
Dr. Kenneth Belcher, University of Saskatchewan
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Kenneth Belcher

Wetlands Got the Goods
Chuck Deschamps, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Chuck Deschamps

A Perfect Partnership: Ranching and Native Prairie
Tara Mulhern Davidson, Lonesome Dove Ranch
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Tara Mulhern Davidson

Biodiversity in Alberta's Grasslands
Dr. Cameron Carlyle, University of Alberta
Click to watch presentation
EGS Week_Dr. Cameron Carlyle

 

Recorded Webinar Presentations from EG&S Week 2018:

Species at Risk Habitat The Provision of Ecological Goods and Services in Southwest Saskatchewan
Tom Harrison, South of the Divide Conservation Action Program Inc.
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More Information - Tom Harrison
 
Challenges and opportunities for including soil organic carbon on pastures and rangelands as an ecological good
Brian McConkey, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
 
Stewardship is a Team Sport: ALUS Partnerships in the County of Vermillion River
Chris Elder, ALUS Canada
 
A Multi Stakeholder, GIS Based Approach to Support Land Use Decision Making
Karen Raven, Land Use Unit in the Environmental Stewardship Branch of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry 
 
Multi-Species Results-Based Conservation
Kelly Williamson, South of the Divide Conservation Action Program Inc.

PCAP Partner Resources about Ecological Goods & Services (check back for updates).
See our resource page here for a complete list of partner resources.
Native Prairie Fact Sheet
Management of Canadian Prairie Rangeland
Ducks Unlimited Canada - The Impact of Wetland Loss Fact Sheet
Agriculture & Biodiversity: The Value of Biodiversity to Ranching on the Prairies
Agriculture & Biodiversity: Biodiversity Benefits - Companion Sheet
Ecological Goods & Services: What you need to know
Ducks Unlimited Canada_Contribution to EG&S
Ducks Unlimited Canada Flex Farm Program and EG&S
The Value of Natural Capital in Settled Areas of Canada
Wetlands Help Fight Climate Change
Wetlands Help Provide Clean Water
PCAP's 2013 Survey on Consumer Awareness of Ecological Goods and Services


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