X International Rangeland Congress-IRC2016

Title: X International Rangeland Congress-IRC2016
Location: Teacher’s Credit Union Place (TCUP), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Dates: July 17-22, 2016
Theme: The future management of grazing lands in a high-tech world.

The theme for the 10th International Rangeland Congress is The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World.”

This Congress happens every 3-5 years with an aim to promote and share scientific and technical information on all aspects of range, grass and wildlands.

Plenary speakers bring a wide range of perspectives, from addressing the producers’ practical problems of grazing management and grassland restoration on Canada and China’s rangeland and pasture resources, to discussions on provision of ecological goods and services.

Speakers explore the nutritional links from soil to plant to livestock to people through presentations on carbon sequestration in rangelands, water supply and quality and wildlife habitat for endangered species.

Other presentations explore the challenges of fire management and restoration in rangelands, cropland revegetation with perennial forages, invasive species impacts and wildlife conflicts and commercial wildlife utilization opportunities.

A land manager’s/farmer’s forum focuses on how management of grazing lands has changed over time as knowledge of grassland systems increase and new challenges, opportunities, innovations, and technologies emerge.

Take in a Pre-Congress Tour

Choose from one of three Pre-Congress Tours – 3, 4 or 7 Day – to see views of our landscapes and learn about the history of the Canadian Prairie Region. Both the 7 and 3-Day Tours make stops at Grasslands National Park.

Participate in a Workshop

Major sponsors of IRC 2016 will be holding workshops on the Saturday (July 16) and Sunday (July 17) prior to the official start of the Congress. These informative workshops are free.

  • Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) Web Tool Workshop
  • Multifunctionality of pastoralism: Linking global and local strategies through shared visions and methods
  • Monitoring Rangeland Condition and Forecasting the Future: Sage-grouse and the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem of western North America
  • Species at Risk: developing sustainable approaches to managing species at risk and their needs.

Sustainable Chinese Grasslands – improved grassland management in China while improving incomes of herders

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Early bird rates until May 30, 2016.

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Start Date: 2016-07-17
End Date: 2016-07-22