2018 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop

The 2018 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop will be held on February 7 and 8, 2018 at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre in Saskatoon, SK.


After December 8th, the registration will be $275 + GST.

Here's the Tentative Program Overview !

The conference will include plenary and break-out sessions, case studies, a trade show and poster session, and a silent auction with proceeds going towards PCAP education programs. 

The theme is Look to the Future, Learn from the Past with presentations on:
- Restoration and reclamation on native prairie;
- Traditional ecological knowledge or wisdom;
- Disturbance on a restored landscape (prescribed burns, grazing and range health);
- Invasive species in restoration;
- Restored habitat for Species at Risk;
- Landowner’s perspective on restoration/reclamation;
- Industrial perspectives (soil remediation, phytoremediation);
- Complex wetland or riparian restoration project;
- And partnerships/collaborations.

Poster Session:
NPRRW 2018 features a dedicated poster session at specific times throughout the workshop. If you have questions, contact caitlinmroz@hotmail.com. 2018 NPRRW Poster Session Guidelines.

NPRRW 2018 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. Application deadline is January 15, 2018 and payment deadline is January 31, 2018. 

2018 NPRRW Tradeshow Flyer

2018 NPRRW Tradeshow Application Form

Interested in sponsoring this workshop? There are many different ways to sponsor, and many benefits to sponsoring, please see the 2018 Sponsorship Package. The 2018 NPRRW Sponsorship Form is also available. If you have any questions, please email Caitlin Mroz at caitlinmroz@hotmail.com.

The banquet will occur February 7th, with a keynote presentation by bestselling author, Sharon Butala. Please see the poster here.
The evening begins with a cocktail hour at 5:00, then supper will be at 6:30 and Sharon's presentation will follow. 
All proceeds from the evening will go to environmental/agricultural education programs for youth in Saskatchewan.
More information on Sharon Butala’s presentation is available.

We will be awarding two special native prairie awards during the evening banquet.

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).

Call for Nominations: 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. 

Call for Nominations: Native Prairie Stewardship Award

Silent Auction:
There will be a silent auction during the banquet with proceeds going to PCAP education programs: Adopt a Rancher and Taking Action for Prairie. If you are interested in donating a silent auction item, please contact Carolyn at pcap@sasktel.net.

A block of rooms have been set aside for NPRRW at the Saskatoon Inn (Toll Free: 1-800-667-8789). When making your reservation, please ask for the Prairie Conservation Action Plan group block. The group block will be available until January 8, 2018.

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

The Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors!