Foothills restoration forum Foothills restoration forum

Early Bird Registration for the 2017 Fall Information Session ends  Oct 22.

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
  • Siting Renewable Energy Projects to Protect Wildlife Habitat – Kristin Cline AEP
  • Reclamation Requirements for Renewables – An Update- Susan McGillivray, AEPCertificates 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. Please contact us if you or your organization are interested in providing support.

Sign up

Please sign up for the fall session and proceed to purchase.

stay tuned for our next training event in 2018  Oct 22.

Range Health Assessment Training

Designed for students, agrologists, ecologists, land owners, regulators, planners, reclamation practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about native grassland ecosystems.

Native Grasslands are healthy when production, soil stability, capture and release of water, nutrient cycling and functional diversity of native plants are performing well. Measuring the status of these key functions is the foundation of monitoring rangeland health.

This course offers field-based training on common plant identification, use of soils and landscape mapping (AGRASID and GVI) in relation to Alberta’s Range Plant Community Guides and Range Health Assessment Manuals. Designed to classify and assess grassland plant communities, these tools are critical for pre‐site assessments, reclamation design and restoration of native grassland.