2017 Native Prairie Restoration & Reclamation Workshop

The 2017 Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop will be held on February 8 and 9, 2017 at the Ramada Hotel in downtown Regina, SK.

The conference includes a trade show, poster session and a silent auction with proceeds going towards PCAP education programs. Please read below for more detailed information.

The theme is Reclaiming Spaces - Restoring Species with sessions on:
Restoration and Reclamation on Native Prairie
Range Health and Soil Remediation
Restoration of Wildlife and Plant Species at Risk
Connecting it All - The Power of Partnerships
Case studies - reclamation/restoration in a riparian setting, in an urban setting, and with a First Nations perspective.

The NPRRW Planning Committee is thrilled to announce the draft program for NPRRW 2017! Please check beck often as the draft program will be updated on a regular basis as presenter details are confirmed. Concurrent sessions and case studies do not need to be specially signed up for.

2017 NPRRW Draft Program_January9

Registration is NOW OPEN! Click here to go to the registration page. 

Early-bird registration (before December 12, 2016) - $225
Regular registration (after December 12, 2016) - $275
Student registration (no deadline) - $225

Please call the Ramada Plaza Regina (1818 Victoria Avenue) at 306-569-1666 and select "0" for the front desk to book your room. The group room booking is until January 7th and is under "Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop." You must state the workshop name or the booking number (CGNPRR) to get the group booking. Rooms are $134/night, plus $10 if you will be parking a vehicle in the hotel lots.

*Underground parking is available at the hotel and there are also two outdoor lots beside the hotel. Parking can be limited, so please plan to carpool*

Poster Session:
NPRRW 2017 will also feature a poster session! There will be dedicated poster session times throughout the workshop. Posters must align with the workshop themes (described above). To submit a poster presentation, please submit a poster abstract no longer than 250 words, poster title, approximate poster dimensions, and poster authors by January 10th, 2017 to caitlinmroz@hotmail.com. 

2017 NPRRW Call for Posters
2017 NPRRW Poster Session Guidelines

NPRRW 2017 will also feature a tradeshow! This is the perfect opportunity to show case your business/organization with an audience of restoration/reclamation experts, consulting companies, government organizations, NGO's, prairie conservationists, academic representatives, etc. There are dedicated tradeshow times throughout the workshop. Please see the documents below to find out more information and to apply for booth space. Application deadline is January 17, 2017 and payment deadline is January 31, 2017.

2017 NPRRW Tradeshow Flyer
2017 NPRRW Tradeshow Application Form

Confirmed Tradeshow Booths:
BrettYoung Seeds
Canadian Wildlife Service - Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cows and Fish: Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society
Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Incorporated
Manitoba Forage & Grassland Association's Aquanty Project
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Nature Saskatchewan
Northstar Seed
Prairie Habitat Inc.
Simply Agriculture Solutions Inc.
Summit Liability Solutions Inc.
Trace Associates Inc.
Truax Company Inc.

Interested in sponsorship this workshop? There are many different ways to sponsor, and many benefits to sponsoring, all of which are outlined in the document below. For a detailed sponsorship package, please email Caitlin Mroz at caitlinmroz@hotmail.com.

2017 NPRRW Sponsorship Opportunities

A BIG thank you to our current sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

Environment and Climate Change Canada 

Silver Sponsors:

Crescent Point Energy

Banquet Sponsor:
Trace Associates Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:

Affinity Credit Union

Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Husky Energy

The Mosaic Company

TransCanada Pipelines Limited


University of Regina, Faculty of Science

Friend Sponsors:

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority



***NEW THIS YEAR!*** We will be giving out two special native prairie awards during the evening banquet. The nomination deadline is January 15th!

Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Award: This award will go to an organization or individual who has shown long-term dedication and a significant contribution to the field of native prairie restoration and reclamation in the Great Plains of North America, as related to the themes of this workshop (above). For further details and how to apply, click here Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Award

Native Prairie Stewardship Award: This award will go to a community leader who has been a steward of native prairie conservation. This person will have responded to public concerns, raising awareness and changing/implementing policies or projects that have a positive impact on native prairie, wildlife and plant species at risk, and/or the overall health of riparian or rangeland ecosystems. For further details and hwo to apply, click here Native Prairie Stewardship Award.

Silent Auction:
There will be a silent auction during the banquet with proceeds going to PCAP education programs. If you are interested in donating a silent auction item, please contact Kayla at pcap@sasktel.net.

A big thank you to our silent auction donors:
Alberta Beef Producers
Alberta Conservation Association
American Meadows
Blazing Star Wildflowers
Calgary Zoo
Cameco Corporation
Cypress Park Resort Inn Ltd.
Dad's Organic Market Regina
Eileen Herman
Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Friends of Wascana Marsh
Grasslands National Park
Kicking Horse Coffee
Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa
Meewasin Valley Authority
Moose Jaw Tourism and Trolley Company
Mooseworld Inc.
Nature Saskatchewan
Outdoor Photography Magazine
Outter Limits
Prairie Wind and Silver Sage
Phyllis Cote
Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
Saskatoon Zoo Society
SaskCulture Inc.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
SkyNews Magazine
Tunnels of Moose Jaw
Western Development Museum
98 Ranch Inc.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Kayla Balderson Burak, SK PCAP at (306) 352-0472 or pcap@sasktel.net.