Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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February 16, 17 & 18, 2016

About the Conference

Past Conferences

The first Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference (PCESC) was held in 1986 in Edmonton, Alberta. Following its success, the decision was made to repeat this conference every three years, and that it should be held in each of the three Prairie Provinces in turn. The locations and themes of the conferences have been:

  • 1986 - Edmonton: Endangered Species
  • 1989 - Regina: Implementing the Prairie Conservation Action Plan
  • 1992 - Brandon: Partnerships between Agriculture and Wildlife
  • 1995 - Lethbridge: Ecosystem Management for Conservation
  • 1998 - Saskatoon: Connection between Prairie Ecosystem Conservation and Economic Social and Ethical Forces of Society
  • 2001 - Winnipeg: Sharing Common Ground
  • 2004 - Calgary: Keeping the Wild in the West
  • 2007 - Regina: Homes on the Range - Conservation in Working Prairie Landscapes
  • 2010 - Winnipeg: Patterns of Change: Learning From Our Past To Manage our Present And Conserve Our Future 

Past Proceedings

9th PCESC -  Danyluk, Donna, Editor, 2011. Patterns of Change   Learning from our past to manage our present and conserve our future. Proceedings of the 9th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference, February 25 to 27, 2010 - Winnipeg,Manitoba. Published by Critical Wildlife Habitat Program, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

8th PCESC - Proceedings of the 8th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference and Workshop March 1-3, 2007Regina, Saskatchewan.  Homes on the Range:  Conservation in Working Prairie Landscapes. Editors: Robert Warnock, David Gauthier, Josef Schmutz, Allen Patkau, Patrick Fargey and Michael Schellenberg,  Copyright 2008 Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan. Published by Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina Saskatchewan

7th PCESC - Natural History Occasional Paper No. 26. Proceedings of the Seventh Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Workshop. Calgary, Alberta, February 2004. Edited by Garry C. Trottier, Elizabeth Anderson, and Mark Steinhiber. Available on CD. Published by the Provincial Museum of Alberta 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 0M6

6th PCESC - Proceedings of the Sixth Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Workshop. Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 2001 Edited by Dana Blouin. Available on CD. Published by Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation. CD's available through the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation 200-1555 St. James Street, Winnipeg Manitoba R3H 1B5

5th PCESC - Natural History Occasional Paper No. 24. Proceedings of the Fifth Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Workshop. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 1998 Edited by Jeffery Thorpe, Taylor Steeves and Mike Gollop. 398 pp. Available on CD. Published by the Provincial Museum of Alberta 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 0M6

4th PCESC - Natural History Occasional Paper No. 23. Proceedings of the Fourth Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Workshop. Lethbridge, Alberta, 1995. Edited by Walter D. Willms and John F. Dormaar. 337 pp. 1996. ($14.95 Can.) Published by the Provincial Museum of Alberta 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 0M6

3rd PCESC - Natural History Occasional Paper No. 19. Proceedings of the Third Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Workshop. Brandon, Manitoba, February, 1992. Edited by Geoffrey L. Holroyd, H. Loney Dickson, Mona Regnier, and Hugh C. Smith. 384 pp. 1993. (Out of Print) Published by the Provincial Museum of Alberta 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, R5N 0M6

2nd PCESC - Natural History Occasional Paper No. 15. Proceedings of the Second Endangered Species and Prairie Conservation Workshop. Regina Saskatchewan January, 1989, Edited by Geoffrey L. Holroyd, Gordon Burns, and Hugh C. Smith. 284 pp. 1991. (Out of Print) Published by the Provincial Museum of Alberta 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 0M6

1st PCESC - Natural History Occasional Paper No. 9. Proceedings of the Workshop on Endangered Species in the Prairie Provinces. Edmonton, Alberta, January 1986. Edited by Geoffrey L. Holroyd, W. B. McGillivray, Philip H. R. Stepney, David M. Ealey, Garry C. Trottier, and Kevin E. Eberhart. 367 pp. 1987. (Out of Print), Published by the Provincial Museum of Alberta 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 0M6