Manitoba's first Ecological Restoration Workshop a success
Manitoba's Ecological Restoration Workshop Planning Committee (Photo by NCC)
The ecological restoration community in Manitoba identified a need to network and build capacity for better restoration. To meet that need, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), in collaboration with Prairie Habitats Inc., Scatliff + Miller + Murray and the University of Winnipeg, hosted Manitoba’s first Ecological Restoration Workshop in Winnipeg on March 20 and 21, 2018. The workshop brought together a diverse group representing land managers, practitioners, local industries (e.g. seed/plant producers and consultants), conservation groups, Canadian and American not-for-profit organizations and museums, as well as independent volunteers.
Topics included the current status of ecological restoration in Manitoba, local native seed sourcing, economics of native seed production, and current research on pollinators.
The presentations and breakout-session format gave participants the opportunity to share knowledge about restoration approaches, research and networking initiatives in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, interact with one another in an open environment, and discuss perspectives on restoration. Key information was documented that will be used to produce a report to guide the steps to improve restoration capacity in Manitoba.
Presentations are now available, and we encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.
Wolfe, Kim; Extending Pollinator Habitat Options to Producers
The workshop was made possible thanks to the generous support of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. We would also like to thank our sponsors:
• Ducks Unlimited Canada and Native Plant Solutions
• HTFC Planning & Design
• Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association – Aquanty Project
• Northstar Seed
• Scatliff + Miller + Murray
• Truax Company Inc.
And thanks to our friends:
• DLF Pickseed
• Prairie Habitats Inc.