Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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February 19 - 21, 2019

Young Professional Stewardship Grant

The Young Professional Stewardship Grant was developed to promote future work with prairie conservation and endangered species management. The Young Professional Stewardship Grant is for professional or aspiring conservationists between the ages of 18-30 who live and/or work in Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba.  Applicants from various disciplines are encouraged to apply and do not need to be enrolled in, or be a graduate of, an academic institution.

The Young Professional Stewardship Grant seeks innovative proposals that advance the engagement of people in conservation within the Grassland and Parkland Natural Regions of the Prairie Provinces.  Proposals may consider topics in the areas of land management, ecology, species at risk, or habitat enhancement, with a focus on education and community outreach, a desired outcome, or the use of an integrated management approach. Proposals should take into consideration and avoid unintended consequences, whereby the project may benefit one species to the detriment of another species.  Projects should also demonstrate some kind of socio-economic benefit.

Individuals and/or groups are encouraged to submit a proposal to be considered for grant(s), the funds for which will be raised during the Silent Auction at the 2019 Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference and through specific sponsorship support.  The grant recipients will be announced at the conference banquet on February 20, 2019.  There may also be an opportunity for the winning applicant(s) to present the results of their projects at the conference. 

The deliverables expected from the winning projects include: an interim report, a final report, and a poster. 

Application and Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018.

  • Guidelines for the 2019 Young Professional Stewardship Grant can be found here 
  • Application for the 2019 Young Professional Stewardship Grant can be found here