International Mountain Section
Society for Range Management
Biodiversity sampling

Society for Range Management – International Mountain Section
Fall 2017 Meeting – November 2, 2017
Coast Terrace Inn, Southern Room
Lethbridge, AB

Managing Disturbances on Native Rangelands

9:00 AM

Welcome & Introductions

 Tracy Kupchenko

9:00 – 10:45

Annual Business Meeting


10:45 – 11:00

Morning Break


11:00 – 12:00



12:00 – 1:00 PM

Catered Lunch


1:00 - 1:30

Managing Industrial Disturbance: A land manager’s experience

 Barry Irving
 (U of A)

1:30 – 2:30

Land Reclamation projects: surface & property rights advice

 Graham Gilchrist
 (Gilchrist Consulting Ltd.)

2:30 – 3:00

           2:30 – 2:45

           2:45 – 3:00

U of A projects (Titles subject to change)

Duration of access mat application influences Mixedgrass prairie plant community cover and composition

The effect of different powerline construction methods on soils in the Mixedgrass prairie

 Kassia James
 (MSc student)

 Faezeh Najafi
 (MSc student)

3:00 – 3:15

Afternoon Break


3:15 – 3:45

           3:15 – 3:30

           3:30 – 3:45

U of A projects (Titles subject to change)

The influence of producer management and industrial disturbance on grassland seed banks in Alberta

Recreational trail effects on rangeland ecology using Google Earth as a monitoring tool

 Lysandra Pyle
 (PhD student)

Jessica Grenke
 (MSc student)

3:45 – 5:00

Speaker panel & discussion



Wrap up


*After the meeting we will be having a no-host dinner location TBA

Cost: $60/per person (including catered lunch)
           *contact Lisa Raatz at or (780) 492-7531 with any
           special dietary needs.

Registration Options:
            Online: use the link below

            Mail-in Registration and Payment:
                      Make Cheques Payable to Society for Range Mangement-IMS and
                       mail to: o/c Lisa Raatz
                                      410 Ag/For Bldg
                                      Univeristy of Alberta
                                      Edmonton, AB
                                      T6G 2P5

           On-Site Registration: Cheques or cash will be accepted at the
                   registration desk (will include lunch for those who RSVP by Oct. 26 to
                   Lisa Raatz at or (780) 492-7531

"On-Line Registration" / "Location and Accommodations"