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

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 
  • 2013 - Red Deer: Engaging People in Conservation
  • 2016 - Saskatoon: Prairie - It's a Happening Place!

Past Proceedings

11th PCESC - Kjoss, Victoria A. Editor. 2016. Prairie: It’s a Happening Place. Proceedings of the 11th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference. 16-18 February 2016, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Download the 11th PCESC proceedings here.

10th PCESC - Holroyd, G.L., A.J. Trefry and B. Crockett (eds.).  2014.  Engaging People in Conservation, Proceedings of the 10th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference, Red Deer, Alberta.  Published by the Alberta Prairie Conservation Forum, Lethbridge, Alberta. 

Download the 10th PCESC proceedings here.

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.

 Download the 9th PCESC proceedings here (part 1) and here (part 2).

8th PCESC - Proceedings of the 8th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference and Workshop March 1-3, 2007 Regina, 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. 

Download the 8th PCESC proceedings here.

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. 

Download the 7th PCESC proceedings here.

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. 

Download the 6th PCESC proceedings here.

Download the 6th PCESC plenary presentation here.

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. 

Download the 5th PCESC proceedings here.

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. 

Download the 4th PCESC proceedings here.

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

Download the 3rd PCESC proceedings here (part 1) and here (part 2).

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. 

Download the 2nd PCESC proceedings here.

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.  

Download the 1st PCESC proceedings here.  

World Wildlife Fund Canada program called Wild West was created in 1988, and are also available.  Part A can be downloaded in two sections here and here.  Part B can be downloaded here.