Past Events

2017 - 22nd Annual Meeting "Native Plants in a Working Landscape" - Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon

2016 Field Tours
Kernen Prairie - lead by Chet and Candace Neufeld
Botrychium workshop - Cypress Hills - lead by Sarah Vinge-Mazer
Big Muddy Lake Property - lead by Dale Gross

2016 - 21st Annual Meeting "Pulling Together Against Invasive Species" - Conexus Arts Centre, Regina

2015 Field Tours
Northeast Swale - Saskatoon  - lead by Chet Neufeld
Duck Mountain Provincial Park - lead by Glen and Maureen Lee, Rob Wright and Glen Longpre
Crooked Lake Fen  - lead by Glen and Maureen Lee

2015 - 20th Annual Meeting "Native Plants: Past, Present and Future" - TCU Place, Saskatoon

2014 Field Tours
Small Swale bioblitz - Saskatoon  - lead by Chet and Candace Neufeld
Hudson Bay area bioblitz - lead by Glen and Maureen Lee and Dave and Alice Biggs
Frontier area and Grasslands National Park East Block - lead by Jack and Jan Wilkinson     and Chet Neufeld
NCC Big Valley Property - lead by Dale Gross

2014 - 19th Annual Meeting "Creating Linkages" – Conexus Arts Centre, Regina

2013 Field Tours
Peggy McKercher Conservation Area - Saskatoon  - lead by Chet Neufeld
Cypress Hills West Block - lead by Chet Neufeld
Estevan area - lead by Shelley Heidinger
Ancient Echoes Interpretive Centre - Herschel - lead by Chet Neufeld and Dave Neufeld

2013 - 18th Annual Meeting "Native Plants - Native People" - German Cultural Centre, Saskatoon

2012 Field Tours
Northeast Swale bioblitz – lead by Chet Neufeld and members of the Northeast Swalewatchers
Shell Lake bioblitz at Irene Nowosad’s property – lead by Chet Neufeld
Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park bioblitz – lead by Chet Neufeld
Wanuskewin bioblitz – lead by Chet Neufeld
NCC Maymont Property bioblitz – lead by Chet Neufeld and Renny Grilz

2012 – 17th Annual Meeting “Balancing Conservation and Profit” (EcoTourism) – Conexus Arts Centre, Regina

2011 Field Tours
Northeast Swale bioblitz – lead by Anna Leighton and Luc Delanoy
Grasslands National Park rare plant survey – lead by Chet and Candace Neufeld
Prince Albert National Park bioblitz – lead by Dusty Guedo and Chet Neufeld
Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area – lead by Kerry Hecker and Chet Neufeld
NCC Asquith North Property bioblitz – lead by Chet Neufeld and Renny Grilz

2011 – 16th Annual Meeting “Celebrating 2011 – the International Year of Forests” – TCU Place, Saskatoon

2010 Field Tours
Cypress Hills Provincial Park – lead by Chet Neufeld, Tara Sample, Sarah Vinge and park staff
Native seed collection workshop - Arcola – lead by Nora Stewart

2010 – 15th Annual Meeting “Going Wild in Town – Native Plants in Urban Areas” – Conexus Centre of the Arts, Regina

2009 Field Tours
Grasslands National Park West Block – lead by Parks Canada
Maurice Street Wildlife Refuge (17 km NW of Nipawin) – lead by John Hauer
Pike Lake - lead by Chet Neufeld
Ness Creek (hike lead by Chet Neufeld)
Photography workshop - Saskatoon Natural Grasslands – lead by Chris Hendrickson and Chet Neufeld

2009 – 14th Annual Meeting “Native Plants, Water and Us”- University of Saskatchewan Faculty Club, Saskatoon

2008 Field Tours
Cherry Lake (Rob Wright’s property near Indian Head) – lead by Rob Wright
Maurice Street Wildlife Refuge (17 km NW of Nipawin) – lead by John Hauer

2008 – 13th Annual Meeting “Impacts of Climate Change: Changes in Weather, Water Supplies and Plant Communities, Including Invasives as Threats to Plant Species at Risk” – University of Regina Faculty Club, Regina

2007 Field Tour
Narrow Hills Provincial Park - lead by Chet and Candace Neufeld

2007 – 12th Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference – Regina Inn, Regina

2006 Field Tour
Douglas Provincial Park - lead by Chet and Candace Neufeld

2006 – 11th Annual Meeting – No specific theme – keynote on “Climate Change in Saskatchewan and Implications for Native Vegetation” - Best Western, Yorkton

2005 Field Tours
Matador – lead by Leonard and Lois Howes
Rendek Elm Forest - lead by Rob Wright
Cypress Hills – lead by Krista Connick, Michael Champion and Ray McDougald
International Master Gardeners Conference Tour – lead by Garth Wruck

2005 – 10th Annual Meeting “Saskatchewan’s Native Plants: A Historical Expedition” – Parktown, Saskatoon

2004 Field Tours
Native Prairie Appreciation Week – lead by Garth Wruck
Matador – lead by Leonard and Lois Howes
Emma Lake - lead by Rob Wright
Great Sand Hills – lead by Krista Connick
Hortweek Native Plant Garden Tour – lead by Garth Wruck

2004 – 9th Annual Meeting “Working Together: Native Plants and Our Living World” – Days Inn, Swift Current

2003 Field Tours
Native Prairie Appreciation Week – lead by Garth Wruck, Ross MacDonald, Shelanne Wiles
Matador – lead by Leonard and Lois Howes
Candle Lake - lead by Rob Wright
Bear Hills – lead by Jennifer Laing and Doug Richards  

2003 – 8th Annual Meeting “From Sandboxes to Sandhills: Reclamation and Restoration in Saskatchewan” – Manitou Springs Resort, Manitou/Watrous

2002 Field Tours
Moose Mountain – lead by Nora Stewart and Laura Stewart
Little Boggy Creek Valley, Duck Mountain Provincial Park - lead by Rob Wright
Matador – lead by Leonard and Lois Howes
Preeceville area – lead by Kelsey Ecological Society
Grass identification field workshop (Saskatoon) – lead by Anna Leighton
Great Sandhills – lead by Gertrude Hale 

2002 – 7th Annual Meeting “Native Plants: Our Culture, Heritage and Future” – Hawood Inn, Prince Albert National Park

2001 Field Tours
Regina Garden Tour – lead by Karyn Scalise and Keith Barr
Discovering the Frenchman - lead by Sheila Lamont, Wayne Harris, Roberta Wolfater, Andy Hammermeister
Matador – lead by Leonard Howes, John Hudson, Katherine Gerein
Saskatoon Gardens – lead by Craig and Loreen Salisbury, Peggy Ann Ryan, Dean Nernberg, Mack and Lee Miller, Gerry and Avona Savage, Andy Hammermeister
Prince Albert National Park – lead by Jeff Weir, Angela Salzl
Moose Mountain Creek – lead by Andy Hammermeister, Laura Stewart, Nora Stewart

2001 – 6th Annual Meeting “Native Plants as Habitat for Wildlife” - Temple Gardens, Moose Jaw

2000 Field Tours
Rocking ‘C’ Ranch – Qu’Appelle Valley, May 27th
Douglas Provincial Park – Lake Diefenbaker, June 3rd
Assiniboine Slopes Eco Reserve – Togo, June 25th
Acreage Management Workshop – Saskatoon, July 8th

2000 – 5th Annual Meeting “Sustainable Harvest and Use of Native Plants” - Regina

1999 Field Tours
Prairie Mountain Farm – Arcola, July 10th
Dundurn Sandhills – Dundurn, July 24th
Riparian Area Management Workshop – Rocky Lake (south of Bethune), July 27th
“Romancing the Prairies” – Cypress Hills, June 13-15th

1999 – 4th Annual Meeting “Native Prairie Management & Conservation” – Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon

1998 Field Tour
Manitou Sandhills and Bronson Forest – Lloydminster, June 27-28th

1998 – 3rd Annual Meeting “Native Plant School: Understanding and Growing Native Plants” – University of Regina, Regina

1997 Field Tour
Souris Valley area – Estevan, June 21-22nd

1997 – 2nd Annual Meeting “Issues, Challenges and Opportunities” (Harvesting, forage, market assessment, revegetation) -Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon
1997 –Native Plant Revegetation and Management in the 21st Century, Northern Great Plains Native Plant Committee Meeting, Hosted by NPSS – Sheraton, Saskatoon 

1996 – 1st Annual Meeting “Past, Present and Future”, “Diverse Uses of Native Plant Materials”, “Production of Native Plant Materials” - Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon

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