Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference
Calgary, Alberta
February 21-24, 2023

The Prairie Conservation Awards

The Prairie Conservation Award is granted to a deserving recipient from each of the three Prairie Provinces once every three years, in recognition of significant long-term contributions to native habitat or species at risk conservation.  Awards will be presented at the 12th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Individuals from any walk of life, organizations or Indigenous groups can be nominated for this award.

Five criteria have been used in the evaluation of nominations for the Prairie Conservation Award:

1) Relationship of achievements to the conservation or understanding of native habitat or endangered species within the Prairies Ecozone.

2) Demonstration of exceptional commitment or innovation (above and beyond normal livelihood expectations).

3) Demonstration of enduring commitment.

4) Significance of the accomplishment in terms of results.

5) Extent to which granting of an award to this nominee will help native habitat conservation and endangered species efforts within the Prairies Ecozone.

Nominations should include a resume or curriculum vitae accompanied by a letter outlining the significant contributions to native habitat or endangered species conservation of the nominated individual. Nominations are received and evaluated within in each province and submitted to the Awards Committee of the Conference Organizing Committee.


All nominations must be received by November 30, 2018

Nominations should be sent to the following individuals in their respective provinces:


Brandy Downey
Senior Species at Risk Biologist
Alberta Environment and Parks
2nd Floor, Provincial Building 200 – 5th Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4L1
Ph: (403) 381-5526
Fax: (403) 381-5723 


Diego Steinaker
PCAP Manager
Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan
Box 4752
Regina, SK. S4P 3Y4
Ph: (306) 352-0472
Fax: (306) 569-8799 


Heather Miltenburg
Species at Risk Biologist
Wildlife & Fisheries Branch, Sustainable Development
Box 24, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB. R3J 3W3
Ph: (204) 945-7449
Fax: (204) 945-3077