Seeding Equipment and Native Plant Materials in Canada and the U.S.
New Aproaches and Products  

Workshop Hosted by the Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council (RTEC)

Society For Range Management
59th Annual Meeting
(Vancouver, British Columbia)

2006 RTEC meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia

Sunday, February 12, 2006
 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM 
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Georgia A & B

Duane McCartney and Nancy Shaw, Organizers


1:00   RTEC Introduction 
          Duane McCartney, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe, Alberta

1:05   Canada: Overview of Land Clearing and Seeding Equipment Used to Seed Pastures
          and Rangelands in Western Canada
          Duane McCartney, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe, Alberta

1:30   USA: New Approaches and Equipment for Establishing Diverse Species on
          Western Rangelands
          Mike Pellant, UDSI Bureau of Land Management, Great Basin Restoration Initiative, Boise, ID


1:55   Canada: Development and Uses of Native Plant Materials for Alberta [abstract]
          Jay Woosaree, Alberta Research Council, Vegreville, Alberta


2:20   USA: Equipment and Approaches for Restoring Diversity in Grass Monocultures [abstract]
          Brad Jessop, Bruce Roundy, Val Jo Anderson and Jennifer Coleman, Brigham Young University,
          Provo, UT


2:45   BREAK - Posters and sponsored refreshments

3:00   Canada: Using Native Plant Materials for Reclamation of Alberta Rangelands [abstract]
          Heather Sinton, Alberta Environment, Edmonton, Alberta

3:40   USA: Native Plant Initiatives: Native Plants for Public Lands [abstract]
          Nancy Shaw, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Boise, ID

4:05   Canada: Native Plant Materials Development: A Joint Ducks Unlimited and Agriculture &
          Agri-Food Canada Project
         Grant McLoed
, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research
         Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan; Bruce Coulman, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
         Saskatoon Research Center, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Paul Jefferson, Agriculture and
         Agri-Food Canada, Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan


4:30   USA: Native Plant Materials for Private Lands [abstract]
         Jim Briggs, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Portland, OR


4:55   RTEC Business Meeting
          *Posters included in addition to oral presentations



For more information regarding RTEC or this workshop, contact:

             Duane McCartney and Nancy Shaw




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