Holding the Reins


Thursday March 10, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM MST
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Fort MacLeod Community Hall 
301 25th Street
Fort MacLeod, AB T0L 0Z0

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Cody Spencer 
Oldman Watershed Council 

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OWC's Main Event for 2016! 

Are you someone concerned about the sustainability of your food? Interested in the future of rangeland conservation in Southern Alberta? This event is for you!

Holding the Reins 2016 will be hosted on March 10th, 2016 at the Fort MacLeod Community Hall. This year's landowner summit will showcase many interesting speakers who will present on important topics and programs within the Oldman watershed and beyond. This year, we are excited to host 40 agriculture science students from the Lethbridge College. Here's the 2016 agenda:

Fort MacLeod Community Hall

301 25th St. Fort MacLeod, AB

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

$25 – members, $30 – non-members, $25 - students


8:30am – 9am Registration

9am – 9:10am – Dwayne Rogness, Introduction to Holding the Reins

9:10am – 9:30am - Shannon Frank, OWC Executive Director: Oldman Watershed Council Accomplishments and Update

9:30 – 10am - Cody Spencer, Watershed Legacy Program: Past, Present and Future

10am – 10:30am – Gerald Vandervalk, VXV Ranch: ABP Environmental Stewardship Award 2016

10:30am – 11am - Break

11am – 11:30am - Paul Watson, Environmental Farm Plan: The Next Big Thing in Agriculture: Sustainable Sourcing

11:30am – 12pm - Heather Sinton, Alberta Environment & Parks – Land and Environmental Planning: Working Toward a Lighter Footprint in Our Watershed

12pm – 1pm - Lunch - Kristi Stebanuk – Cows & Fish digital stories

1pm – 1:30pm - Justin Thompson, Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS): Private Land Conservation Strategies in the Oldman Headwaters

1:30pm – 2pm – Dr. Barry Olson, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry – Water Quality Branch: Alberta Phosphorus Watershed Project

2pm – 2:30pm – Ken Lewis & Christine Campbell, ALUS: A Mechanism Where Society Can Pay Agricultural Producers for the Ecosystem Services They Produce