Proceedings of the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve Research Symposium
Poweshiek skipperling (Photo by Jaimee Dupont/NCC staff)
Proceedings are now available for your review and use from the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve Research Symposium held Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre in Stuartburn, Manitoba.
The main goals of the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve Research Symposium were to bring together preserve researchers and conservation practitioners to share their work with one another and to provide a forum for an open discussion and exchange of knowledge, information and ideas.
The round table format of the symposium gave participants the opportunity to speak briefly about their current and recent projects and observations, interact with one another in an open environment, and compare and contrast their understandings of the Preserve ecosystem and its management. All participants were asked to provide a brief summary of their research, along with their contact information and links to any published information or available reports. Participants were also asked to highlight upcoming projects as well as opportunities for future research and collaboration. This information has been compiled in the attached.
The symposium brought together individuals representing academia, provincial and federal governments, Canadian and American not-for-profit organizations and museums, as well as independent volunteers. The passion of the symposium participants and their commitment to sharing knowledge and perspectives is to be commended and will inform conservation activities at the preserve for years to come.
The symposium was made possible thanks to the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.