SK PCAP Native Prairie Speaker Series

2019 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.
 
Save the Date!
Wednesday December 18th at 12:00pm CST (GMT-06)
Presenter: Andrew Jakes, National Wildlife Federation
Topic: Pronghorns at the Northern Edge of their Range
Register Free. More information coming soon! 

2019 Native Prairie Speaker Series Webinar - Presenting Sponsors


                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                   

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.

 2019 Native Prairie Speaker Series - Supporting Sponsors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

2019 Past Speaker Series Presentations

Prairie pond abundance and breeding success of tree swallows Thursday November 21st at 12:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Lisha L. Berzins, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan
 More Information Watch Recording Now. 
 
Date: October 30th at 7:00pm
Speaker: Mark Brigham, University of Regina
 
 
Presentation: "Large river valleys are essential for rare snakes in Saskatchewan"

Speaker: Ray Poulin, Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Eastend, SK: Wednesday October 16th. 7:00pm at the T.rex Discovery Centre. 

Mankota, SK: Thursday October 17th. 7:00pm at the Grasslands Inn on Highway 18. 

These presentations are FREE! Everyone Welcome to attend! Live snake on site!

More information about these presentations or pcap@sasktel.net or 306.352.0472

These in-person Native Prairie Speaker Series presentations ares sponsored by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, SaskPower and Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Speaker: Heather Harris, Wildlife Division, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
September 17, 2019 at 12 pm MDT
 
Presenter: Brett Campbell, Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI). This presentation took place on August 20th at 12:00pm MDT. 
 
Presentation: Bracing for a catastrophe: white nose syndrome on the Canadian prairies.
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Lane, University of Saskatchewan
This presentation took place August 14th at 1:00pm at the SODCAP Annual General Meeting. Memorial Hall, Eastend, SK 
 
Presentation: Butcher Birds and the Stewards of Saskatchewan
Speaker: Shirley Bartz, Habitat Stewardship Coordinator, Nature Saskatchewan
This presentation took place on July 18, 2019 in Val Marie, SK. 
 
Presentation: "Burrowing Owls on the Canadian Prairie: Going, Going, Gone..."

Speakers: Dr. Geoff Holroyd & Helen Trefry, retired Environment Canada biologists. This took place on Saturday July 6th, 2019 at 7:00pm in Val Marie, SK. More Information. Watch the Recording Here

Alberta’s Greater Sage-grouse Recovery Program
Presenter: Joel Nicholson, Senior Wildlife Biologist with AB Environment and Parks, Fish and Wildlife Management. This webinar took place on July 9th at 12:00pm. More InformationWatch the Webinar Here
 
Butcher Birds and the Stewards of Saskatchewan.
Speaker: Shirley Bartz, Nature Saskatchewan. This took place on July 18th, 2019 in Val Marie, SK. Watch The Recording: Part 1. Part 2

Help The Bats: Citizen Science and Bat Conservation

Presenter: Presenter: James Page, Species at Risk and Biodiversity Specialist, Canadian Wildlife Federation 
This event took place on Thursday June 20th at 12:00pm MDT (GMT-6).
Watch Recording HereMore Information
This presentation is in celebration of Native Prairie Appreciation Week
 
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Somers, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, University of Regina
This webinar took place on Tuesday June 11th, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (GMT-6)
 
Presentation: Understanding and managing white-nose syndrome in North American bats.
Presenter: Dr. Craig K. R. Willis, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg
Tuesday May 14th, 2019 at 12:00pm MST (GMT-6)
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Developing Predictive Models of Occurrence For Grassland Birds in Alberta

April 26th at 12:00pm MST, Julie Landry-Deboer from the Alberta Conservation Association will be speaking about predictive models for grassland songbirds. More Information about the exact date will be available soon. More Information about April's Webinar Watch Webinar

Ferruginous Hawk habitat and nesting ecology in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan

Speaker: Janet Ng, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta. Wednesday March 13th, 2019 at 12:00pm CST. More Information Watch Webinar

Native Prairie Speaker Series - In Person Presentations in Assiniboia and Weyburn, SK 

Presentation: Saskatchewan Species at Risk Farm Program: Northern Leopard Frogs, Loggerhead Shrikes, Sprague's pipits, Baird's Sparrows and Chestnut Collared longspurs 
Speaker: Heather Peat Hamm, Simply Ag Solutions Inc 
This event took place on March 6, 2019 in Assiniboia and Weyburn, SK. 
Information about Weyburn Presentation 
Information about Assiniboia Presentation
More Information about Species at Risk Farm Program Presentation
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Carbon Sequestration on the Prairies: A ‘Cool’ Solution for the Hot Planet

Presenter: Sean Chuan, Agricultural Research and Extension Counsil of Alberta. Took place February 28th at 12:00pm CST. More Information Watch Recording

Research and Conservation of an Iconic North American Grassland Bird, the Loggerhead Shrike. Webinar presentation by Dr. Amy Chabot, Research and Conservation Program’s Coordinator, African Lion Safari. Took place on January 28th, 2019 at 12:00pm CST. More InformationWatch the Recording Now

2018 Past Speaker Series Presentations

Webinar: The Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program. Speaker: Alexandra Froese, Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program. December 19th, 2018 at 12:00pm CST. More Information  Watch now

Sharp-tailed Grouse: Tools for managing in a changing landscape. Speaker: Brandon Burda, Masters of Science Student at the University of Regina. More Information. Watch online now. Presentation took place November 29, 2018.

Presentation: “Where do Greater Sage-Grouse live? Preferred habitat by this endangered species in Saskatchewan” Speaker: Beatriz Prieto, Terrestrial Ecologist, Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. Watch RecordingPresentation took place November 27, 2018.

Presentation: "Forget-me-not: monitoring and active management programs for “other” Species At Risk in Grasslands National Park" Speakers: Stefano Liccioli, Laura Gardiner, Justin Crowe,Michelle Sawatzky (Resource Conservation, Grasslands National Park). Watch nowPresentation took place November 26, 2018. 

Saskatchewan's Migratory Bats on the Move Speaker:  Erin Swerdfeger, Master of Science Candidate at the University of Regina. More Information Watch Online. Presentation took place November 15, 2018.

Pathogens on the prairies: assessing health of native Saskatchewan bumble bees Speaker: Kirsten Palmier, Masters Student at the University of Regina. Watch the presentation. That took place October 9, 2018. Error (DOC): file doesn't existSongbird Conservation Efforts and the QuAppelle Valley as a Focal Area for Conservation Speaker: Sarah Ludlow and Cameron Wood, Nature Conservancy of Canada. Watch the presentation. that took place September 25, 2018. More Information 

Waterton Lakes National Park: return of the northern leopard frog Speaker: Kimberly Pearson, Ecosystem Scientist, Conservation and Restoration Project Manager, Waterton Lakes National Park. Click Here for More Information Watch the presentation that took place August 2, 2018.

Comparing The Population Benefits of Habitat Restoration Options: Greater Sage-grouse in Alberta Speaker: Julie Heinrichs, Research Scientist, Computational Ecology Group Canada, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University. Click Here for More Information. Watch the Presentation that took place June 12, 2018

Little oil well on the prairie:disentangling mechanisms to mitigate effects on grassland songbirds Paulson Des Brisay, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba More Information. Watch the Presentation that took place May 12, 2018

Harnessing Technology: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Natural Resource Management Click to watch presentation! Presentation took place April 4, 2018

Grassland Bird Habitat Management in an Urban Setting. Click to watch the presentation! Presentation took place March 28, 2018

Providing Habitat for Northern Leopard Frogs 

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Part 2
Presentation took place March, 2018

Multi-Species Results-Based Conservation
Presentation took place February 28, 2018

Greater Sage-grouse Recovery from a Landowner Perspective
Presentation took place January 31, 2018

Strength in numbers: Collaboration and new technology reveal secrets of the Common Nighthawk
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Presentation took place on January 23rd, 2018
 

Why Data Sharing?
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Presentation took place on December 6th, 2017
 

Sagebrush Grasslands Restoration for Greater Sage-Grouse Recovery
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Presentation took place November 29, 2017

New directions in habitat mitigation: early experience and future opportunities
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Presentation took place October 18, 2017.
 

Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation on Montana's Working Lands
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Presentation took place on September 27, 2017

Engaging Communities in Nocturnal Conservation: Why Nocturnal Preserves are needed in Canada
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Presentation took place on August 22, 2017

The Nature Conservancy of Canada: Prioritizing Conservation in Saskatchewan
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Presentation took place on July 24, 2017
 

It's all the little things

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Presentation took place on June 22, 2017

Piping Plover Critical Habitat at Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area

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Presentation took place on June 20, 2017

Butcher Birds and the Stewards of Saskatchewan
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Presentation took place on June 14, 2017

Master Naturalist Program

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Presentation took place on May 3, 2017

Counting Birds Counts for Conservation
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Presentation took place on April 26, 2017
Citizen Science links from April 26, 2017 webinar

2016-2017 Native Prairie Speaker Series Past Presentations

Landscape to local: a multi-scale evaluation of voluntary efforts to reduce fragmentation and enhance management of rangelands for sage-grouse.
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Presentation took place on March 29, 2017

Valuing Ecosystem Services Provided by Native Prairie
Presented by Sue Michalsky, Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Inc.
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Presentation took place on March 24, 2017

Evaluating Non-Intrusive Methods for Monitoring Greater Sage-grouse Unoccupied Leks in Saskatchewan
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Presentation took place on March 1, 2017 in Mankota, SK
Greater Sage Grouse Presentation Information

HABISask - Hunting, Angling and Biodiversity Information of Saskatchewan
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Presentation took place on February 27, 2016
HABISask Presentation Abstract

Effect of Human Development on Burrowing Owl Habitat
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Presentation took place on February 16, 2017
Burrowing Owl Presentation Information

Current SK Ministry of Environment land cover and habitat monitoring initiatives
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Presentation took place January 23, 2017.
Landcover Presentation Abstract

International Piping Plover Survey
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Presentation took place December 14, 2016

Science-based program for the recovery of Greater sage-grouse in Grasslands National Park
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Presentation took place November 30, 2016

Chasing Tigers: Population Assessment of the Imperiled Gibson's Big Sand Tiger Beetle in the Elbow Sand Hills
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Presentation took place November 29, 2016

Multiple Species Management: Cattle Grazing and Songbird Abundance
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Presentation took place October 26, 2016

Sprague's Pipits - Status and Habitat Requirements
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Presentation was recorded October 3, 2016

Habitat Management Strategies for Species at Risk
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Presentation was recorded September 21, 2016.

Developing Management Targets for Grassland Songbirds - Phil Rose, MSc
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Presentation was recorded August 10, 2016

SWF Game Management Plan
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Presentation was recorded August 4, 2016
Game Management Plan White Paper

Species at Risk Farm Program
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Presentation was recorded July 6, 2016

Dark Sky Preserves
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Presentation was recorded June 16, 2016

Canadian Burrowing Owls: Going, Going, Go...
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Presentation was recorded May 12, 2016

How to Grow Native Plants in Saskatchewan
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Presentation was recorded on April 20, 2016

2015-16 Native Prairie Speaker Series Past Presentations

Stewards of Saskatchewan: Habitat Conservation for Species at Risk
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Presentation was recorded on March 21, 2016

The Art and Science of Engaging and Interacting with Landowners in Rural Situations
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Presentation was recorded on February 9, 2016

Reducing Fence-Related Wildlife Collisions
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Presentation was recorded January 18, 2016, 12:00pm
Wildlife and Fence Factsheet

Grazing Response Index
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Presentation was recorded December 9, 2015, 12:00pm
Grazing Response Index Fact Sheet

iMap Invasives
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Presentation was recorded November 18, 2015, 12:00pm

Greater Sage-Grouse Translocation
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Presentation was recorded October 27, 2015, 12:00pm

Wild Bees as Crop Pollinators: a Case-Study in Haskap
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Presentation was recorded on September 30, 2015, 12:00pm
Importance of Pollination Factsheet
How Can You Help to Conserve Bees? Factsheet

Most previous Technical Speaker Series presentations as well as upcoming presentations are archived under playlists on the PCAP YouTube channel, which is accessible at: https://www.youtube.com/user/skpcap For specific presentations, click on the links below:

2014-15 Speaker Series Presentations

March 5, 2015 Speaker Series
BMP's on Native Rangeland: the Benefits of Cross-Fencing - VIDEO
Coy Schellenberg, Perrin Ranching 1990 Ltd.

February 24, 2015 Speaker Series
Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Efforts in the US and the Sage Grouse Initiative - VIDEO
Kelsey Molloy, NRCS, Malta, Montana, USA

January 21, 2015 Speaker Series
The effects of oil development on grassland songbirds VIDEO
Jason Unruh, University of Regina

December 11, 2014 WEBINAR
Black-footed Ferret and Prairie Dog Ecology at the Grasslands National Park
Tara Stephens, Calgary Zoo
VIDEO currently unavailable pending peer review period.

November 19, 2014
The Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre - Rankings, Research & Rare Plants VIDEO
Sarah Vinge-Mazer, SK CDC

October 20, 2014
Land use and soil biological quality in the Canadian prairie VIDEO
Dr. Chantal Hamel, AAFC-SPARC

Sharing the Prairie: A Multi-Use Landscape VIDEO
Barry Adams, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Previous 2013-14 Season Presentations

Sage Grouse Monitoring Methods
Beatriz Prieto-Diaz, Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment

Federal Community Pasture Transition (PFRA) Update
Brant Kirychuk, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Ecomuseums? In Saskatchewan?
Dr. Glenn Sutter, Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Linking Science & Indigenous Knowledge: Water Quality Trends in Calling Lakes (Saskatchewan)
Dr. Arzu Sardarli, Associate Professor,  First Nations University of Canada

Ecosystem Goods & Services - Where are We?
Dr. Ken Belcher, School of Environment & Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

What are Native Prairie Grasslands Worth?
Sue Michalsky, Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Inc., Saskatchewan

2012-2013 Speaker Series Video Presentations

The Farm Stewardship Program:My Story 
Tom Treen, EFP/FS Program Representative (September, 2012)

The Swift Fox: Back Home (Again)
Shelley Pruss, Parks Canada (January, 2013)

Connectivity and Conservation
Rik Anaka, Nature Conservancy of Canada (February, 2013)

2011-2012 Speaker Series Video Presentations

Protecting Native Grasslands from Smooth Brome Invasion
Rob Wright, SK Parks Service (January, 2012)

2010-2011 Speaker Series Video Presentations

Insights into the Relationship Between Crop Agriculture & Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Ian Phillips, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority (October, 2010)

2009-2010 Speaker Series Video Presentations

Current Research at SPARC

Dr. Alan Iwaasa & Dr. Mike Schellenberg, AAFC-SPARC (December, 2009)

Part 1 - Effects of Gas Development on Grassland Birds 
Part 2  
Part 3

Dr. Stephen Davis, Wildlife Biologist EC-CWS & Holly Kalyn-Bogard, MSc Student (February, 2010)

Ecology & Economics of Prairie Riparian Areas: What we know and what we don't!
Etienne Soulodre, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority (March, 2010)

For copies of past presentations from 2009-2013 please contact the PCAP office at 306-352-0472