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2021 Transboundary Grasslands Partnership Workshop

Global Vision – Local Action

October 19 – 21, 2021 9am – 12pm


Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 Global Vision
9:00 AM Welcome, Transboundary Grasslands Partnership (TGP) History and Present – Kevin Ellison, TGP Chairperson

9:15 AM Central Grasslands Roadmap A Collaborative Conservation Strategy
Tammy VerCauteren, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and Christian Artuso, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada)

10:15 AM The science and technology behind USDA NRCS’s firstever grassland biome conservation framework Dirac Twidwell, University of Nebraska

11:15 AM Prairie Partnerships: The PanCanadian Approach to Transforming
Species at Risk Conservation Rachel Turnquist, Conservation Coordinator, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 Local Action
9:00 AM Welcome
9:10 AM Montana: Ranching, Conservation and Communities A Winning Team!Martin Townsend, Ranchers’ Stewardship Alliance

10:00 AM Saskatchewan: Conservation Challenges of Native Grasslands in Southwest Saskatchewan Diego Steinaker, South of the Divide Conservation Action Program

11:00 AM Alberta: Grassland Capital X: A Conservation Market Pilot
Western Stock Growers Association

Thursday, October 21st, 2021 Indigenous Perspectives
9:00 AM Welcome

9:10 AM Montana: The Path Back: Bison Restoration at Fort Peck Reservation in Montana, Dennis Jorgenson, Bison Program Manager, World Wildlife Fund and Northern Great Plains Program and Jonny BearCub Stiffarm, Fort Peck Tribes

10:00 AM Saskatchewan: Witaskîwin (Allyship) Through Conservation
Philip Brass, Anishnabek / Nêhiyewak Artist, Hunter and Ceremonial Knowledge Carrier from the Peepeekisis Nêhiyewak Nation and Kristen Martin, Assistant Conservation Science Coordinator, Nature Conservancy of Canada

11:00 AM Alberta: Iinnii Rematriation Bio Monitoring
Alvin First Rider, Environmental Technician, Blood Tribe Land Management and Justin Bruised Head, Blood Tribe Land Management

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