Grassland Guild Symposium 2016

OSCIA hosted a symposium on grassland birds on March 30th in Guelph, Ontario. The Grassland Guild is a community of producers, researchers, scientists and conservationists interested in collaborating for grassland birds in Ontario. For those interested, presentations will be available on this page for a limited time.

If you would like to stay connected with the Guild on topics arising from this event, please email Hayley Paquette.

The Ontario Grassland Guild is proudly hosted by OSCIA with funding support from Environment and Climate Change Canada.


Grassland Guild Video



Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark: Government Response Statement and Grassland Stewardship
Fiona McGuiness, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry


Restoring Pasture Habitats for Grassland Birds
Ron Reid, Couchiching Conservancy


Landscape-scale management planning for grassland birds in Ontario
Danielle Ethier, PhD Candidate, University of Guelph


SAR Watch: Measuring program benefits to species at risk
Monique Aarts, Blazing Star Environmental


Species at Risk Partnerships on Agricultural Lands
Laura Van Vliet, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Collaboration on grassland bird conservation through the facilitated interview matrix.

Laura Timms of Credit Valley Conservation, one of a diverse group of speakers in the morning session.

Facilitated discussion led by Paul Stern in the afternoon session.






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