Tuesday 28 February 2017

EcoSask News, February 28, 2017

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Upcoming Events
Living with Wildlife in our Backyards, Mar. 2 (webinar)
The Furbearers are offering a webinar on Living with Wildlife in our Backyards at 2 pm EST, Mar. 2.

Prairie Pride, Mar. 5 (Regina)
The South of the Divide Conservation Action Program (SODCAP) is presenting a short video highlighting the importance of ranching in providing habitat for species at risk at 5:30 pm, Mar. 5, in Regina.

Create a Hummingbird Friendly Garden, Mar. 9 (Saskatoon)
Lyndon Penner will share his passion for plants and hummingbirds at 7 pm, Mar. 9, at Wild Birds Unlimited.

Momentum, Mar. 10 (Saskatoon)
Momentum, the U of S student-led planning conference, on Mar. 10, will explore the nature of community health, including active transportation and food security.

Ecological Goods & Services Week, Mar. 12-18 (SK)
Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan has organized a wide variety of activities during Ecological Goods & Services Week, Mar. 12-18.
Mar. 13, 12 pm – Understanding Carbon Storage & GHG Uptake in Grasslands (webinar)
Mar. 13, 3 pm – Pollination in the Prairies (webinar)
Mar. 13, 7 pm – Grassland Matters, Trevor Herriot (Regina)
Mar. 14, 12 pm – Value of Waterfowl Management to Native Prairie Conservation (webinar)
Mar. 15, 3 pm – ALUS Canada: Working with Farmers to Sustain Agriculture, Wildlife, and Natural Spaces (webinar)
Mar. 16, 12 pm – Value & Policy Considerations for Native Prairie Ecological Goods & Services (Saskatoon)
Mar. 16, 3 pm – Wetlands Got the Goods (webinar)


Looking Ahead
Ecological Literacy, Mar.– Nov. (Saskatoon)
Lichen Nature is offering a day-long monthly program starting Mar. 18 entitled Ecological Literacy: Reconnecting with the Land. More details are available on their Facebook page.

Prairie Bird ID Workshop, Mar. 25 (Regina)
SK PCAP is hosting a free Bird ID Workshop from 10 am – 4 pm, Mar. 25, in Regina. Space is limited so register early. The workshop will be followed by the AGM of the SK chapter of The Wildlife Society.

Introduction to Permaculture, Mar. 26 (Saskatoon)
Permaculture Saskatchewan is offering a one-day Introduction to Permaculture course on Mar. 26. Email info@permasask.ca if you would like to attend.

SENS @ 10, Apr. 1 (Saskatoon)
The School of Environment and Sustainability, U of S, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a grand gala on Apr. 1. Guest speakers are Rosanna Deerchild and Dr. Thomas Lovejoy.

SK Association of Watersheds Conference & AGM, Apr. 5-7 (Esterhazy)
The Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds is holding its annual conference and AGM from Apr. 5-7 in Esterhazy. Topics range from groundwater and wetland mitigation to environmental procedures for potash mining and construction and urban beneficial management practices.

Earth Day Fun Run, Apr. 23 (Saskatoon)
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is organizing an Earth Day Fun Run on Apr. 23 to support the Society. They're looking for volunteers and participants.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar 

In the News
A proposed “Green Network” in the area north of Saskatoon will protect natural habitats as well as provide protection against flooding

13 key questions to make sure that the Federal government’s “Clean Fuel Standard” isn’t simply a cosmetic exercise

Three ways you and your dogs can co-exist with wildlife

Tips for creating new habitat for wildlife on business campuses

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