Grassland Gazette Winter 2016

Grassland Gazette Winter 2016
December 21, 2016 Katheryn Taylor

The 2016 Winter Edition of the Grassland Gazette is here!

MULTISAR is Growing!

The MULTISAR program has always recognized the valuable role that cattle ranchers play in maintaining our native grasslands and the species that call those grasslands home. Without a strong cattle industry, much of our native grasslands would be under greater threat of fragmentation and loss, which in turn would place greater pressures on the species that rely on them. That’s why in 2016, MULTISAR was pleased to expand the program into two additional areas of the province: one a large area around Medicine Hat, and the other between Highway 2 and Highway 22 around the Porcupine Hills (see map). This expansion was made possible due to support from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association through funding they received from the Species at Risk Partnership on Agricultural Lands (SARPAL) program from Environment and Climate Change Canada. It also brought together additional partners, including Cows and Fish, Alberta Beef Producers, and the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Members of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Alberta Beef Producers, and Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef now sit on MULTISAR’s advisory board and meet twice a year.

Read the complete Winter Edition of the 2016 Grassland Gazette here!