Native Prairie Speaker Series

Upcoming Speaker Series Presentations

Monthly Webinar Series

Every month, PCAP hosts a Native Prairie Speaker Series Webinar about species at risk or prairie conservation. These live broadcasts can be watched from any location for free. Webinars are recorded and uploaded to the PCAP YouTube channel.
 
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January 2023 Native Prairie Speaker Series 

 

January Webinar

Woody Encroachment in Saskatchewan

Speaker: Xulin Guo, University of Saskatchewan 

Tuesday January 31st at 12:00pm 

Register Free: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9170897171571485456

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February 2023 Native Prairie Speaker Series

Caught in the SNOWstorm

Presenter: Scott Weidensaul, Project SNOWStorm 

Wednesday February 15th, 2023 at 12:00pm CT 

Register Free:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1403788705208167775

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March 2023 Native Prairie Speaker Series

Topic: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Birds

Presenter: Dr. Jolene Giacinti, Wildlife Health Specialist | Science & Technology Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Thursday March 2nd, 2023 at 12:00pm CT 

Register Free:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4531650796623042911

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Native Prairie Speaker Series Webinar - Presenting Sponsors:  


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The primary source of funding for the Wildlife Habitat Canada Grant Program is from the purchase of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp (Canadian Duck Stamp) by waterfowl hunters

                                        

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2023 Past Speaker Series Presentations and Webinars

Native Prairie Speaker Series in Mankota, SK

Speaker: Sheena McInnis, Frenchman Wood River Weed Management Area

This event ook place Thursday January 12th, 2023 at 7:00pm.

Mankota Agricultural Hall in Mankota, SK

Watch the recording here

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2022 Past Speaker Series Presentations: 

January Native Prairie Speaker Series

Speaker: Dan Routhier, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Stantec Consulting Ltd

More Information About This Webinar

Watch the Recording Free

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February Native Prairie Speaker Series - SAVE THE DATE!

A Watershed Stewardship Approach to Invasive Species Education and Management Summary

Speakers: Kevin Steinley of Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards and Stephanie Huel of Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards

Watch the Recording Free.More Information About This Webinar

Presentation: Leopard frogs in Southwest Saskatchewan: Biology and threats

Speaker: Dr. Nick Cairns, Conservation Biologist. 

More InformationWatch Recording Now.                       

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March Native Prairie Speaker Series - Webinar

An overview of the Alberta Invasive Species Council and their biocontrol release program in Alberta

Speaker: Paige Kuczmarski, Social Media / Invasive Species Technician, Alberta Invasive Species Council

More Information About This WebinarWatch Recording Now

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April Native Prairie Speaker Series

Using new technologies to track terns in the prairies and beyond

Speaker: Ann McKeller, Research Scientist, Science and Technology Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada

This webinar took place on Thursday April 7th.

More Information About This Webinar. Watch the Recording Now.

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Webinar Presentation: City Nature Challenge Saskatoon and Area CNC YXE. Sorting out noxious invasives from beneficial pollinator species

Speaker: Friends Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc 

This webinar took place on Wednesday April 13th, 2022. 

More Information. Watch the Recording Now

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May Native Prairie Speaker Series 

Timing agricultural activities based on when bobolink finish breeding

Speaker: Julia Put, Resource Management Officer, Grasslands National Park 

This took place on May 3rd, 2022. You can watch the recording on our YouTube Channel! 

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June Native Prairie Speaker Series

An Introduction to Lichens with a Focus on Prairie Species

Speaker: Troy McMullin,Research Scientist, Lichenology, Canadian Museum of Nature. 

This webinar was on Tuesday June 21st. 

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July Native Prairie Speaker Series

Habitat selection and prey composition by great horned owls

Speaker: Victoria Hartley-Cox, Masters of Science Student, University of Regina.

Tuesday July 19th at 12:00pm

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August Native Prairie Speaker Series

Invasive Weeds in Native Prairie

Speaker: Clark Brenzil P.Ag, Government of Saskatchewan, Provincial Specialist Weed Control

August 30th at 12:00pm 

Watch the recording free! 

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September Native Prairie Speaker Series

What’s in a scream: how do bats respond to distress calls made by other species?

Speaker: Hannah Wilson, MSc Candidate, University of Regina

This webinar took place on Thursday September 29th. 

Watch the Recording on YouTube for Free!  

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October Native Prairie Speaker Series

"Chaplin Lake: A Shorebird Hotspot in the Prairies"      

Speaker: Kayla Caruso, M.Sc. Candidate, University of Saskatchewan 

This webinar took place on October 6th.

Watch the Recording on YouTube for Free!

 

 

November Native Prairie Speaker Series

Snakes and Ladders: The Conservation Climb

Speaker: Sheri Monk, Owner of Snakes on a Plain

Wednesday November 23rd at 12:00pm CT 

More Information

Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel

 

December Native Prairie Speaker Series

Presentation: "Tigers on the Prowl: An Introduction to Salamanders on the Prairies"

Speaker: Carla Church, Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation

Tuesday December 13th at 12:00pm CT 

Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel!

 

 

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2021 Past Speaker Series Presentations:

January Native Prairie Speaker Series - Webinars

Europe's most invasive fish in Saskatchewan: understanding Prussian carp distribution and resource use
Presenter: Shayna Hamilton, MSc Candidate at the University of Regina
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Presenter: Dr. Shelley Pruss, Species Conservation Ecologist, Parks Canada; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
 
February Native Prairie Speaker Series - Webinar
Presenter: Lorelle Berkeley, Research Wildlife Biologist, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
 
March Native Prairie Speaker Series
Speaker: Taylor Kell, Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards
This webinar took place on Thursday March 25th
 
April Native Prairie Speaker Series
Speaker: Sarah Semmler, M.Sc., Curator, Living Prairie Museum
Took place on Tuesday April 20th at 12:00pm MT 
 
May Native Prairie Speaker Series
Speaker: Phil Rose, Alberta Conservation Association
Tuesday May 11th at 12:00pm MT 
 
June Native Prairie Speaker Series
Speaker: Cory Olson, Alberta Community Bat Association
Took place on Tuesday June 8th, 2021 at 12:00pm MT
 
July Native Prairie Speaker Series

Speaker: Noah Johnson, Masters Graduate, University of Regina

Took place on Thursday July 8th, 2021 at 12:00pm

Watch Recording Free.  More Information About This Webinar

In-person Speaker Series at the SODCAP AGM 
Join Sue Michalsky talk about Managing Habitat Attributes for Multiple Species at Risk.
Monday August 9th
 
August Native Prairie Speaker Series
Speaker: Brandon Burda, University of Saskatchewan 
Tuesday August 10th, 2021 at 12:00pm MT 
 

“Shake, Rattle, and Roll—Exploring the biology and ecology of snakes in Southwest Saskatchewan”

Speaker: Alexandria Gallon, Grasslands National Park

This presentation took place on Thursday October 28th in Val Marie, SK

More Information. Watch the recording now. 

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October Native Prairie Speaker Series

Weather, climate, and their influence on the living things of grassland

Speaker: Dr. Dan Johnson, Faculty, University of Lethbridge and VP of the Entomological Society of Alberta.

This webinar took place on Thursday October 28th, 2021. More Information About This Webinar

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