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Feb 7 and 8 Saskatchewan Prairie Conseration Action Plan is holding its 2018 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop - in Saskatoon.
The theme is Look to the Future, Learn from the Past with presentations on:
- Restoration and reclamation on native prairie;
- Traditional ecological knowledge or wisdom;
- Disturbance on a restored landscape (prescribed burns, grazing and range health);
- Invasive species in restoration;
- Restored habitat for Species at Risk;
- Landowner’s perspective on restoration/reclamation;
- Industrial perspectives (soil remediation, phytoremediation);
- Complex wetland or riparian restoration project;
- And partnerships/collaborations.

For more info and/or to register:
http://www.pcap-sk.org/upcoming-events-workshops/2018-nprr

from Public Pastures - Public Interest...

Grasslands are the most endangered, the most altered and yet the least protected ecosystem on the planet. They contain more Species at Risk than any other region of the country.

The Community Pastures in Saskatchewan contain some of the largest, best managed and biodiverse rich blocks of remaining native grasslands in North America. A conservation network will not only protect our grasslands but support Canada's biodiversity Target 1 to protect 17% of all terrestrial areas and inland water.

Native Prairie - Manage it Today to Appreciate it Tomorrow

A workbook developed by ANPC's affiliate Prairie Conservation Action Committee and partners contains information and exercises on range health, range management, species at risk, invasive species and riparian areas. Available to all at http://www.pcap-sk.org/rsu_docs/documents/107210-PCAP-WORKBOOK_final-web.pdf. PCAP requests all users notify them at pcap@sasktel.net for their internal reporting purposes.

Common Wetlands Plants of the Edmonton Area brochure

Available from ENPG for $2.00 and from the Wildbird General Store, 4712 99 St.

A list of common, sedges, grasses and rushes of the Edmonton area.

Graminoids.pdf
click to download

Recommended Reading - a book review by Patsy Cotterill

Nature in Fragments .pdf
click to download
Butterfly ID - The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has released a Butterfly Identification Guide to help visitors to EALT Conservation Lands identify common butterflies on their properties. 
This brochure aims to spark interest in butterfly species and conservation and outlines how you can help protect important butterfly habitat and where you can learn more.
The free brochure is available on the EALT website:  Butterfly_ID_Guide.pdf
New free e-book!
Common Coulee Plants of Southern Alberta
John Bain, University of Lethbridge biology professor, and June Flanagan, Lethbridge botanist, author and photographer, teamed up to revise Job Kuijt’s popular guide to some of our most beautiful and interesting native prairie plants in this new full colour electronic edition.
Download your free copy and discover what’s blooming in southern Alberta this season!
Free download is made available by the University of Lethbridge Herbarium courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Library www.uleth.ca/dspace/handle/10133/3376

Wildflowers of Edmonton brochure

Common Wildflowers of the Edmonton Area.

Available for $2.00 at:
Wildbird General Store
4712-99 Street,
Earth's General Store
9605-82 Avenue, Edmonton
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Arch Greenhouse
3151-97 St.

ENPG has a Facebook page

Events:

Monday, December 4 - Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group - Wetlands Revisited
Derek Johnson, former peatland ecologist with the federal Forestry Service, well-known author and all-round botanist, will take us through all aspects of wetland ecology, including classification, distribution, vegetation, ecological importance (water cycle, wildlife, education), conservation of (parks and natural areas, storm water retention ponds), and threats to wetlands (fire, drought, peat harvesting, drainage for agriculture or forestry, industrial activity [mining, petroleum extraction], climate change).
Time: 7:30 pm, doors at 7:00.
Location: Room 8, 3rd floor of the J. Percy Page Centre - 11759 Groat Road.
Park on the south side, go in the south door and sign in.
Admission: Free, although membership in the Edmonton Nature Club is
recommended.

Wednesday, December 6 - Alberta Wilderness Association Edmonton Talk - Wetlands Reclamation in the Oil Sands: Meager knowledge meets tremendous challenge with Dr. Lee Foote.
Time: Doors at 6:30pm; talk at 7:00pm
Location: Jackson Power & Electric LTD., 9744 - 60 Ave, Edmonton
Admission: $5.00 https://albertawilderness.ca/event/edmonton-talk-wetlands-reclamation-oil-sands/



... is a monthly e-newsletter sent out by ENPG, that focuses on gardening with native plants. There is a list of up-coming events, news, one or two articles, and a 'Wildflower of the Month' or 'Plant Family'.
Wildflower News - December 2017.pdf
click to download
Want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden? Here's a list of native plants adapted from Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies by The Xerces Society.
The book is available from the ENPG Library.
Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
click to download

ENPG activities

Here is a look at some of what we've done in the last couple of years - ENPG's take on an annual report!

Ignore the "Dropbox Sign in..." and be patient. It is a LARGE file!

ENPG 2014 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2013 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
click to download
Edmonton Native Plant Group has published Go Wild, a book on 'Easy to Grow Native Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses'.
You can also check out the different plants here, on our website.
Check out the index to search for a specific plant.

Library

ENG has a number of books, magazines and other publications on native plants and related subjects that are available for borrowing.

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