The Council’s specific objectives are:
- To educate individuals, industry, and government about native plants.
- To promote awareness of native plant issues through a newsletter, an annual workshop, and in the media.
- To co-ordinate information and activities concerning Alberta’s native plants.
- To develop briefs or position papers for special projects; for example, biodiversity, forest vegetation management, wetlands, rare species or phenology.
- To organize field trips and plant study groups.
- To update lists of current research and conservation projects.
- To preserve natural habitats and plant communities.
- To support legislation that protects native plants.
- To take action to establish, preserve and manage protected areas.
- To undertake Alberta projects jointly with groups such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada
- To encourage appropriate use of Alberta’s native plants.
- To produce information on the use of native plants in land reclamation.
- To develop and distribute collection, salvage and management guidelines.
- To update a list of native seed sources and suppliers for horticulture and reclamation.
The ANPC Position Holders for 2017-2018 are:
President: Leslie Monetleone
Treasurer: Julie Figures
Secretary: (interim) Jen Muir
Central Director: Tony Blake
Northern Director: Marsha Hayward
Southern Director: Christina Metke
Nature Alberta: Kim Mackenzie
Conservation Action: Laurie Hamilton
Information and Education/Outreach: Kristen Andersen
Newsletter Committee: Melanie Violette
Rare Plant Committee: Leslie Monteleone
Reclamation and Restoration:
Membership: Kelly Ostermann
Website: Carole Dodd
Social Media: Cam Johnson
Foothills Restoration Forum Representative: Dayle Soppet
Big Sagebrush (PNT): Anna Mozolik and Wendy Ryan
Clyde Fen: Derek Johnson & Joelyn Kozar
Whitehorse Wildlands PP: Kristen Andersen
Nisku Prairie: Patsy Cotterill
Please feel free to contact any of us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person you would like to contact in the subject heading.
The Council has four active committees:
- Education and Information
- Disseminates information on native flora; produces displays; runs field trips and courses; co-ordinates activities with other environmental groups.
- Rare Plants
- Conducts life history studies; monitors populations; sets priority lists for rare plants; assists with populating the rare plant data bank, maintained by the Alberta Conservation Information Managment System (ACIMS).
- Restoration and Reclamation
- Compiles guidelines for defining and collecting native plants; produces lists of native seed and nursery stock suppliers; provides reclamation information to interested groups.
- Conservation Action
- Protects rare Alberta species and habitats by: directing public attention to pressing issues; assist in preparing COSEWIC status reports on rare, threatened or endangered species for national listing; gaining stewardship of natural areas; monitoring how habitats are affected by development.
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