Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

February 19, 2013 - 7:00am to February 22, 2013 - 7:00am

Purpose

The 10th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference is a forum to discuss the latest issues, information, research and trends in prairie landscape and species conservation. The conference is held every three years in a Canadian Prairie Province.

Who Should Attend

The conference will be promoted widely among the conservation community in western Canada, in Ottawa and in the northern Great Plains region of the U.S., and will recieve local, regional, national and international exposure.

The participants will include decision-makers, researchers, field personnel, consultants, industry representatives, volunteers, representatives from the public sector, NGOs, Aboriginal groups, private organizations, and community and farm-based organizations. All have an interest in conservation in the Great Plains region. An estimated 400 delegates are expected to attend.

Participants

  • Provincial and national environment and natural resources departments
  • National and regional NGOs
  • University professors and graduate researchers
  • Aboriginal groups
  • Environment personnel from major corporations active in western Canada
  • Community groups and conservation organizations
  • Provincial, regional and national farm organizations
  • U.S. NGOs and public institutions active in prairie conservation in the northern Great Plains
  • Private citizens with an interest in the sustainability of the prairies

Conference Structure

  • Two days of plenary and break-out sessions
  • Poster session highlighting research and project results
  • Welcoming and networking sessions for delegates
  • Banquet and awards ceremony

Location

Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
3310 50 Avenue
Red Deer , AB