How to use Range Plant Community Guides and Recovery Strategies Manuals for Project and Reclamation Planning in Grasslands


Grasslands Cassils Hall
Brooks AB

Event Date and Time
September 15th, 2021 at 8:00am MST to September 15th, 2021 at 5:00pm MST

This one day, class-based course will provide valuable context to interpret the results of data collected in the upcoming AEP Conservation Assessments – Strategic Siting and Pre-disturbance Site Assessments for Industrial Activities on Native Grasslands.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a basic understanding of the ecosystem classification concepts for the Grassland and Parkland Range Plant Community Guides.
  • Learn how to navigate through the guides to link site conditions, soils and determine plant communities.  Participants will practice on data sets for each of the two classification systems.
  • Overview of disturbance risk assessments and strategic siting for grassland plant communities
  • Work through development of appropriate mitigation and restoration strategies, linked to types of disturbance, for each plant community discussed.