Recovery Strategies for Foothills Fescue Grasslands
Recovery Strategies for Foothills Fescue Grasslands: 50.019192, -113.583768
Recovery Strategies for Foothills Fescue Grasslands Industrial and urban development, consumptive recreation and intensification of agriculture are rapidly degrading Alberta's remaining native fescue grasslands. The conservation and restoration of intact native grassland landscapes are critical to maintaining habitat, biodiversity and the watersheds that support us however there are knowledge gaps regarding our ability to restore fescue grasslands. The Foothills Restoration Forum is seeking meaningful critique of the draft guidance document, "Recovery Strategies for Industrial Development on Rough Fescue Grassland" by grassland stakeholders in two workshop settings (multi-stakeholder and technical expert workshops), after which the document will be finalized, distributed, and promoted. The tools developed in the Foothill Fescue, Foothills Parkland and Montane Recovery Strategies Guidance documents will enable land managers, planners, practitioners and community members to make informed choices to minimize loss of fescue grasslands and promote their restoration after disturbance.