Restoration / Revegetation Resources

Welcome to the NPSS Restoration/Revegetation Resource Page! The purpose of this page is to act as a clearing house for any information regarding restoration and revegetation with the hope that it will help beginners and professionals alike. The information in this field is growing and constantly changing, so check back often for updates.

Do you have any information you'd like to contribute? Just e-mail it to info@npss.sk.ca

NPSS Restoration Resources

Assessment of the Native Plant Materials Industry in Western Canada and the Northern United States - Results from the Providers and Users of Native Plant Materials

Native Plant Materials Market Assessment Final Report 2011

NPSS/SWA Publication for School and Community Groups

A Guide to Small Scale Prairie Restoration - How to grow your own patch of native prairie (2006)

Presentation from the 2010 NPSS Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon

Restoration and Maintenance of Fescue Grasslands in Prince Albert National Park - Jeff Weir

Saskatchewan Guidelines For Use of Native Plants in Roadside Revegetation - Developed by the NPSS for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

Roadside Revegetation Reference Manual

Roadside Revegetation Field Guide

Roadside Revegetation Pocket Guide

Other Restoration Resources

Guide to Species to Use For Site Restoration in the Forest Ecoregions of Saskatchewan Produced by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

Native Species Recommended for the Forest Ecoregions of Saskatchewan

Restoration Guide by John Morgan, Douglas Collicutt and Jacqueline Thompson

Restoring Canada's Native Prairies

Seeding Rate Conversion Chart Produced by Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Seeding Rate Conversion Charts for Using Native Species in Reclamation Projects

Restoration Assessment Guidelines Produced by Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area (Canadian Wildlife Service)

Restoration Assessment Guide

Restoration Assessment - Year 1

Restoration Assessment - Year 1 Sheet 2

Restoration Assessment - Year 2

Restoration Assessment - Year 2 Sheet 2

Restoration Assessment - Year 5

Restoration Assessment - Year 5 Sheet 2

Restoration Assessment Forms - All Years

Canadian Methods and Procedures for Testing Seed Produced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Methods and Procedures for Testing Seed

Plant List for the Provincial Weed Control Act Produced by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

The Weed Control Act - Plant List

Resources from the 2011 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Research on Revegetation of Crop Land Using Native Species

2005 Final Report on Re-establishment of a Mixed Native Grassland

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Research on Grazing to Promote Biodiversity in Revegetated Areas

Grazing Disturbance a Benefit to Species Diversity

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Research on Appropriate Native Species to Seed for Grazing

Re-evaluation of Native Plant Species for Seeding and Grazing

Land Management Guide Produced by the Saskatchewan Forage Council

Managing Saskatchewan Rangeland

Land Management Guide Produced by the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

Managing Your Native Prairie Parcels

Fact Sheets Produced by Native Plant Solutions

Native Plant Species Attributes Factsheet

A List of Literature Regarding Restoration and Reclamation

Native Prairie Restoration Reclamation Reference Guide

A Producer's Guide to Land Management Produced by Ducks Unlimited and Native Plant Solutions

Rebuilding Your Land With Native Grasses

Fact Sheet on Using Drill Seeders For Native Seed Produced by Ducks Unlimited and Native Plant Solutions

Seeding Native Grasses With Air Drills Factsheet

A Guide to Revegetation Using Native Grasses Produced by Ducks Unlimited and Native Plant Solution

Revegetating With Native Grasses in the Northern Great Plains

Resources from the 2012 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop

Restoration and Revegetation References

Native Prairie Restoration Reclamation Reference Guide 2012

Restoration of Saskatchewan's Agricultural Crown Rangelands

Other Restoration/Revegetation Publications

Revegetating With Native Grasses by Wark, Poole, Arnott, Moats and Wetter. Date Unknown. Ducks Unlimited Canada. Stonewall, Manitoba. 133 pp.

Native Species Mixtures for Restoration in the Prairie and Parkland Ecoregions of Saskatchewan by Dean Nernberg. 1995. Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment Canada. Simpson, Saskatchewan. 40 pp. - Available on the NPSS website store at http://www.npss.sk.ca/?s=8

Prairie Roots: A Handbook for Native Prairie Restoration by Wruck and Hammermeister. 2003. Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 35 pp. - Available on the NPSS website store at http://www.npss.sk.ca/?s=8

A Guide to Using Native Plants on Disturbed Lands by Gerling, Willoughby, Schoepf, Tannas and Tannas. 1996. Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and Alberta Environmental Protection. Edmonton, Alberta. 247 pp.

Native Plant Revegetation Guidelines for Alberta by the Native Plant Working Group (Edited by Heather Sinton-Gerling). 2000. Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and Alberta Environment. Edmonton, Alberta. 58 pp.

A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction by Carl Kurtz. 2001. University of Iowa Press. Iowa City, Iowa. 57 pp.

Roadside Use of Native Plants (Edited by Bonnie Harper-Lore). 1999. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Washington D.C. 665 pp.

Critter Crossings: Linking Habitats and Reducing Roadkill by Ginny Finch. 2000. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Washington D.C. 31 pp.

Idaho Plants for Roadside Restoration and Revegetation Programs by Sara Robson and James Kingery. 2006. Idaho Transportation Department. 83 pp.

  • Did you know that...
  • The Horsetail family is over 400 million years old; while ancient horsetails grew 1m thick and 25m tall, today's Horsetails in Saskatchewan hardly ever reach 1m tall.