Archive | May, 2013

Ranchers vs Ranchers?

23 May

The Dominion has come out with an article entitled Carving the Prairie Commons: Ranchers divided on federal divestment from community pasturelands. Is it rancher vs rancher, or is there common ground? What do you think the Dominion story is missing?



PPPI Wins RCE Award!

16 May

On May 8, 2013, Public Pastures – Public Interest received a Recognition Award from the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Saskatchewan (RCE Saskatchewan). This program provides recognition to innovative projects, research, and other activities promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the prairie region.

The award was granted for PPPI’s work in bringing attention to the pastures issue, linking it to:

– Building sustainable communities
– Climate change
– Farming and local food production
– Reconnecting to natural prairie ecosystems

Laura Stewart from PPPI is pictured below, receiving the award on behalf of the organization.

RCE award

A Film About the Pastures Issue

2 May

A prairie film company, Red Hat Studios, was originally contacted by the National Film Board about the PFRA topic. They have experience in the agricultural industry doing film production work for Farm Credit Canada, Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada, Ag Risk Solutions, among others. They are eager to make a film about the pastures, highlighting the beautiful land and the diverse group of people interested in its fate. But they need some help! Check out their fundraising drive here if you’d like to help.