2018 Native Prairie Restoration & Reclamation Workshop

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

The conference will include a plenary sessions, break-out sessions, case studies, trade show, 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
- Partnerships/collaborations

Registration will open this fall. Stay tuned!

Call for abstracts
New this year: we will be having a call for abstracts. In addition to the NPRRW 2018 committee inviting key speakers, we are also encouraging individuals to submit abstracts for our consideration. See more information here: Call for Abstracts.

Poster Session:
NPRRW 2018 features a dedicated poster session at specific times throughout the workshop. Please refer to Call for Abstracts above and if you have questions, contact caitlinmroz@hotmail.com. More details to come.

NPRRW 2018 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. Application deadline is January 15, 2018 and payment deadline is January 31, 2018. More information to come.

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

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).

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. 

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 Carolyn at pcap@sasktel.net.

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