2018 Fall Forum & Annual General Meeting

This year, our Fall Forum will explore special topics about ecological restoration in the Alberta context. The event will include engaging presentations throughout the day, lunch, and our Annual General Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

And a very special thank you to the City of Calgary for hosting!

Date September 29, 2018
Time 9:00am – 4:00pm (MST)
Location The Water Centre
625 25 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB  T2G 4K8
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Registration Register Now!
Cost $25.00
Payment can be made on site during registration by cash or cheque. All cheques should be made out to: The Society for Ecological Restoration – Western Canada

CERP Approved Event!

Event approved for 3 continuing education credits under SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program.

Event Program

Click here to view the event program for this year’s Fall Forum.

9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Light Breakfast
9:30 AM Welcome and Introduction
9:45 AM Bowmont Park Grassland Rehabilitation: Trialing weed suppressant fibre and using the Habitat Restoration mobile app to track restoration projects
Jason Weiler, Parks Ecologist, Calgary Parks
10:15 AM The City of Calgary’s Fish Habitat Compensation Program
Jonathan Slaney, Planning Engineer, Water Resources
10:45 – 11:00 Health Break
11:00 AM Innovative tech and modeling approaches to prioritizing restoration activities
Leah Blair, Parks Ecologist, Calgary Parks
11:30 AM Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Society for Ecological Restoration – Western Canada Chapter
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 PM Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Habitat Restoration – beavers, balsams and brome
Sarah Kellett, Parks Ecologist, Calgary Parks
2:00 PM Soil Invertebrate Indicators of Land Reclamation Success
Stephanie Ibsen, Dr. M Anne Naeth
2:30 PM Site-specific soil food web amendments
Mike Dorian, Living Soil Solutions
3:00 -3:15 Health Break
3:15 PM Establishing woody species in a semi-arid climate
Tracey Etwell, Calgary Parks
3:45 PM City of Calgary Riparian Monitoring Program
Mike Gallant, Water Resources Engineer, Kerr Wood Leidal
4:15 PM City of Calgary Native Bee Project (Pollinator Corridor)
David Misfeldt, Boulevard Maintenance Tech. Calgary Roads; Jenna Cross, Parks Ecologist, Calgary Parks
4:45 PM Goodbye!