ALUS Saskatchewan meets with Ranchers Stewardship Alliance - ALUS

Miles Anderson discusses the relationship between Sage Grouse and his cattle at the Fee for Service Conservation Workshop held in Mankota, Saskatchewan November 20, 2014.

On November 20, 2014, ALUS Saskatchewan representatives Jennifer Lockert and Jim Fisher attended a Fee for Service Conservation workshop in Mankota, Saskatchewan to discuss the relationship between cattle ranching, conservation, and environmental stewardship. The workshop brought together ranchers, conservation groups and government to discuss how southern Saskatachewan’s cattle ranchers can enhance and conserve this important landscape that’s home to sage grouse and other grassland dependent animals.

Topics at the workshop included Grassbanking on the Matador Ranch in Montana, Results-based Conservation programs, Habitat Stewardship Programing, and an introduction to ALUS Saskatchewan by Jim Fisher. A presentation on the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef by Bob Lowe from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, and Nancy Labbee from the World Wildlife Fund closed out the workshop.

Thanks go to sponsors of the event that included National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Development Fund.

For a glimpse into this wonderful part of Canada tour the 2014 Saskatchewan Environmental Stewardship Award winning ranch – Circle Y Ranch at Big Beaver, SK in this YouTube video.

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