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2022 Transboundary Grasslands Workshop - Medicine Hat, AB

2022 Transboundary Grasslands Partnership Workshop

A New Chapter for Grassland Conservation

November 15th – 16th, 2022

Medicine Hat, AB

The 7th annual Transboundary Grasslands Partnership Workshop took place on November 15-16, 2022 in Medicine Hat, AB. There were just over 60 participants who attended in-person as well as between 30-40 participating virtually.

November 15, 2022 – Day 1

Jurisdictional Updates:

November 15 – Recorded Session including:

Day  1 Wrap-Up – Cliff Wallis

November 16, 2022 – Day 2

Local Presentations:

If you were able to participate in-person or virtually, please give us your feedback by filling out this short survey. These surveys help us to continually improve these events.

2022 TGP Workshop Feedback Survey


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2021 Transboundary Grasslands Workshop - Virtual

2021 Transboundary Grasslands Partnership Workshop

Global Vision : Local Action

The 2021 TGP Workshop was held online. For those that missed it or those that need to view the sessions again they are recorded and can be found below.


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

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)

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

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
Montana: Ranching, Conservation and Communities A Winning Team!Martin Townsend, Ranchers’ Stewardship Alliance

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

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

Thursday, October 21st, 2021 Indigenous Perspectives

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

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

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



2020 Transboundary Grasslands Workshop - Regina, SK

In 2020, SK PCAP combined two workshops: the 7th Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop and the 5th Transboundary Grassland Workshop, They took place February 25-27, 2020 at the Ramada Plaza, Regina, SK.

The theme was The Big Picture: Planning and Partnerships. The workshop included plenary sessions, interactive panel discussions, break-out sessions, hands-on case studies, speed dating case studies, trade show and poster session. The full suite of presentations during the Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation portion of the workshop can be found on the SK PCAP website.

Jurisdictional Updates:


2020 Transboundary Grasslands Workshop

2018 (Feb) Transboundary Grasslands Workshop - Glasgow, MT

Transboundary Grasslands Conservation: Challenges and Solutions 

Alberta Prairie Foothills fescue porcupine hills

Photo By Jane Lancaster

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.


2016 Transboundary Grasslands Workshop - Elkwater, AB

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:

Workshop Survey: