April 18, 7-9 pm at the Frances Morrison Central Library Theatre
Join speakers Candace Savage and Larry Beasley after a viewing of the film “Division Street”.
Is conservation an issue in the provincial election? Trevor Herriot argues, in the Leader-Post, that it should be:
In 2012, the federal government cut the PFRA community pasture program, placing the lion’s share of our protected grasslands in limbo. The Saskatchewan government chose to pass on management responsibility for these ecologically rich lands to private grazing corporations, offering to lease or sell them. By any application of the IUCN criteria for protection, you can no longer count conservation land stripped of its biodiversity programming, then leased or sold primarily for cattle grazing.
So where is Saskatchewan at then, once we remove the WHPA lands for sale and PFRA pastures from the tally of protected areas? Our protected area percentage drops from 8.7 to 6.34 per cent — nowhere near the 17-per-cent commitment under Canada’s 2020 Biodiversity Targets and Goals and half our original RAN commitment.
We hope you can come out to the Public Pastures-Public Interest Annual General Meeting on March 19!
If you cannot attend in person, your ideas and suggestions are always appreciated via phone or e-mail.
Like any organization, we are always happy to have people come forward who are willing to assist with the individual tasks needed to carry out our work or to participate on the PPPI Board.
The agenda follows and can also be seen here: PPPI AGM 2016 agenda
PPPI Annual General Meeting
Saturday March 19, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
United Way Building, 1440 Scarth St., Regina, Saskatchewan
9:30 Coffee and registration
10:00 Annual General Meeting
11:00 PPPI Roles & Projects
12:45 Grassland photographs, an audio-visual presentation by Branimir Gjetvaj
1:00 “Nature connection and place attachment: Roles of personal attachment and motivation in conservation” – Katherine Arbuthnott
1:30 Where do we go from here? Current situation concerning the pastures and objectives for the future – Lorne Scott
3:15 Next Steps
A donation will be requested to cover the cost of lunch.
Parking is available in the parking lot North of the United Way building and the entrance to the Community Room is on the North side of the building.
The building is wheelchair accessible.