4th Annual Transboundary Grasslands Workshop

"Connecting the Dots"

December 3-5, 2018

Heritage Hall, Lethbridge Exhibition Park

Lethbridge, Alberta


4th Annual TGP Workshop -draft agenda

Lethbridge Accommodation

Eventbrite - 4th Annual Transboundary Grasslands Workshop - Connecting the Dots



3rd Annual Transboundary Grasslands Workshop

February 13-15, 2018

Cottonwood Inn, Glasgow, Montana

Transboundary Grasslands Conservation: Challenges and Solutions 

The 3rd Transboundary Grasslands Workshop took place on February 13-15, 2018 in Glasgow, MT. The workshop was a great success with participants attending from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Montana. Thanks to everyone that attended.

2018 Workshop Agenda

TGP Work Plan Notes

Transboundary Grasslands Partnership Workshop 2018 Notes

2018 Transboundary Grasslands Workshop Survey Responses


Montana programmatic candidate conservation agreement with assurances

Climate challenges facing northern grasslands and ranching

Beef Breakout Slides

PCF 2016-2017 Annual Report

State and Change of Land Cover in the Grassland and Parkland Regions of Alberta: An Analysis from 1984 to 2016 - Ron McNeil, Alberta Prairie Conservation Forum

Grassland Ownership Trends and Community Resilience - Julia Haggerty, Montana State University

Climate Challenges Facing Northern Grasslands and Ranches - Paul Stoy, Montana State University

Identification, Challenges & Opportunities in Wildlife Connectivity Across the Northern Great Plains Region

Bringing Community and Conservation Together in Montana - Leo Barthelmess, Ranchers Stewardship Alliance

The Matador Ranch Grassbank: Conservation and Collaboration- Charlie Messerly, The Nature Conservancy,

Cows and Fish: Lessons Learned From Supporting 25 years of Proactive Riparian Stewardship - Norine Ambrose, Cows and Fish

Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances - Catherine Wightman MT FWP

New and Emerging Solutions - Annie Carlson, FarmLink

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park's Grassland Initiative

Great Plains Grassland Assessment - Kevin Barnes/Sean Fields/Casey Stemler, USFWS Prairie Pothole Joint Venture

Science brief: Modeling Grassland Bird Habitat Relationships across the Transboundary Region

Blackfoot Process Slide

2018 Transboundary Grasslands Workshop Video - produced by the Montana Bureau of Land Management




Transboundary Grasslands Workshop

January 11, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Days Inn, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Developing Transboundary Capacity for Community-based Prairie Conservation

The second Transboundary Grasslands Workshop was a great success. The workshop was held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan  on January 11 -13, 2017.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

AGENDA:Developing Transboundary Capacity for Community based Prairie Conservation

2017 Transboundary Grasslands Workshop Summary Report

2017 Transboundary Workshop Survey Results



January 11th, 2017

Kainai Ecosystem Protection - Marsha Heavy Head

SK Treaty Four - Nature Conservancy Canada Learning the Land Program - Jennifer McKillop

Bison Conservation and Treaty Hunting - Gordon Vaadeland

Iitaapiskoo - Roy Fox

January 12th, 2017

Transboundary Grassland Partnership - What is it? - Ian Dyson

Conservation Efforts by Communities

Ranchers Stewardship Alliance in SK - Orin Balas

Ranchers Stewardship Alliance in MT - Kelsey Molloy

Sustainable Canada Association in SK and AB - Randy Stokke

Conservation Districts in MT (Jenifer Anderson and Jeff Pattison) 

Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association - Jeff Bectell

Sustainable Beef Roundtables

Canadian Sustainable Beef Roundtable - Monika Hadarits

American Sustainable Beef Roundtable - Nancy Labbe

Species At Risk

Draft Species at Risk Act Policy Changes - Mark Wayland

Sage Grouse Initiative - Lite Version - Robin Bloom, Miles Anderson and Stefano Liccioli



The first Transboundary Grasslands Workshop was held on January 19-20th in Elkwater, AB. The workshop was successful at bringing together government and non-government agencies, landowners and academia to discuss transboundary grassland initiatives across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Montana.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the broad scope of work and accomplishments of large landscape conservation trans-boundary collaboratives.
  2. Review the status of existing trans-boundary grassland initiatives with focus on successes, challenges and outcomes.
  3. Discuss existing jurisdictionally-based environmental, land use and natural resource management priorities and challenges.
  4. Identify potential topics where new or enhanced trans-boundary collaboration may result in better outcomes.

Workshop Materials:

Transbounday Workshop Summary

Transboundary Workshop Agenda

Workshop Outcomes Summary

Transboundary Participant List

Transboundary workshop contact list

Speaker Biographies

Workshop Survey:

Transboundary Workshop Survey

Transboundary Workshop Survey Summary

Grassland Initiatives  - Click on this link to see grassland initiatives. Please feel free to make edits where there are items missing.


Lines in the Grass - Bill Dolan

Grassland Conservation - Karen Raven

Grassland Conservation - Kayla Balderson-Burak

Protected Areas:Interprovincial Park Story - Peter Swain

NGO Landscape Conservation Efforts - Jeff Nelson

NGO Landscape Conservation Efforts - Kelly Williamson

The Northern Sagebrush Initiative - Joel Nicholson

Erasing Political Boundaries of Watersheds - Tim Romanow

Large Landscape Conservation: Holistic Approaches – Ian Dyson

Invasive Weeds - Kelly Cooley

Biocultural Diversity in Large Landscape Conservation on the Great Northern Plains - Paulette Fox

Innii Initiative: The Return of the Buffalo - Video


Northwest Glaciated Plains General Land Cover

Great Plains Ecological Regions

Alberta Natural Regions and Native Prairie

High Value Native Biodiversity Landscapes - Alberta


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