FRF Fall Info Session November 16th 2017

Post date: Oct 23, 2017 7:40:28 PM

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Claresholm Community Centre, 5920 8th Street West, Claresholm, AB.    

“Evolving Energy and Climate on the Grasslands”

The FRF annual information session gathers a variety of industry and grassland stakeholders to exchange current information on grassland restoration and conservation through ‘open mike’ project updates & mini presentations. Featured presentations on our DRAFT agenda are:

·         A Thousand Years of Variability in Grassland Climate – Drs. David Sauchyn and Mary Vetter

·         Agriculture in the Crossroads of Grassland Loss and Restoration – Dr. Marian Weber, InnoTech Alberta

·         Grassland Management in the Municipal District of Taber- Brian Peers

·         Producer Management and Industrial Disturbance Influences on Grassland Seed Banks in Alberta - – Lysandra Pile, PhD candidate

·         Conservation Assessments - When and Where They Apply – Amanda Miller, AEP

Ø Siting Renewable Energy Projects to Protect Wildlife Habitat – Kristin Cline AEP

·         Reclamation Requirements for Renewables – An Update- Susan McGillivray, AEP

·         Certificates of Analysis versus Certified Seed - What is the difference?

If you wish to provide a five minute update on perspectives, experiences, sustainability or restoration initiatives please contact Donna at There are a few table/booth spaces available if you have educational or relevant materials that you wish to display.

Cost for the day’s event is:

Early bird rate: (by October 22) $65.00 per person                      After October 22: $85.00 per person.

Students and agricultural producers:  $40 per person.

Fees include our ‘traditional’ welcome cinnamon rolls, a catered lunch and plenty of opportunity to visit and network. Doors open at 8 am with presentations from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.

Register online at to secure your spot, or contact Donna at this email address ( to make other arrangements for payment.

Our goal is to ensure that events and information are assessable to everyone. 

We rely on sponsorship for cost recovery and continuation of the Foothills Restoration Forum.