Saskatoon Forum Details Released

12 Feb

OPEN PUBLIC FORUM – SASKATOON, FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 1

 THE FUTURE OF PFRA COMMUNITY PASTURES IN SASKATCHEWAN

Over one million acres of Canada’s most important grasslands

are up for sale! Have you been consulted?

 This facilitated, open forum brings together key stakeholders and the public to discuss the future of our publicly owned community pastures

Keynote:  Thursday, February 28th – 7 p.m. 

Frances Morrison Library, 311-23rd Street E

Candace Savage, the best-selling author of Prairie: A Natural History and A Geography in Blood, will highlight the heritage of the PFRA pastures and their critical importance for grassland conservation.

Panel Forum: Friday, March 1st – 1-4 p.m.

Edwards School of Business – Georgia Goodspeed Theatre (Rm. 18), University of Saskatchewan

A panel discussion on the history and context of the community pastures, ecological and economic benefits, importance for species at risk, and First Nations interests in the land. Open microphone session to follow.

  • Author and naturalist Trevor Herriot (Public Pastures – Public Interest)
  • Prof. Suren Kulshreshtha (Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, U of Sask.)
  • Ian McCreary (Community Pasture Patrons Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Former FSIN Chief Roland Crowe (Piapot First Nation) and Carl Neggers (SM Solutions Inc.)

Edwards School of Business is located at 25 Campus Drive (enter the University grounds at intersection of College and Wiggins Ave).

Please call 306-382-2642 if you need more information.

 Both events are free of charge – contributions to defray costs are welcome

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