2023 Plant Identification Course

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2023 Plant Identification Course

Annual Plant Identification Course focused on teaching you how to identify Alberta native plants.

By Tannas Conservation Services ltd

When and where

Date and time

Mon, Jun 5, 2023 8:30 AM - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 4:30 AM MDT


Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds 29369 Range Road 42 Cremona, AB T0M0R0 Canada

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About this event

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Tannas Conservation Services (TCS) and Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds (TCS) is pleased to be hosting our annual Plant Identification Course again this year. The course will be held in three components: Forbs, Grasses, and Willows/Sedges. Each component will focus on hands-on, field keying and identification using The Common Plants of The Western Rangelands field guides. Field locations will be in the Cochrane and Cremona regions. It is possible to attend any combination of days, but attending the first day of the Grass course is highly recommended if attending the second day.

Component 1

June 5 Forbs - Exact location to be determined, Cochrane, AB – parkland and foothills species

Component 2

June 6 Exact location to be determined, Cochrane, AB – prairie and foothills species

June 7 Grasses Cremona, AB – parkland and forested species

Component 3

June 8 Willow/Sedge Cremona, AB – foothills and wetland species

Component 4

June 9 Exam for AIA equivalency to a 3 credit University Course for Plant Identification and Taxonomy. To be written at Cremona, AB. Comes with a certificate


8:30 - 9am - Registration (you only need to register on the first day, the rest of the time you'll start at 9am)

9 - 10am Morning classroom session (On June 5th and 6th only - other days it will be all field)

10-12 Morning field session

12-1 - Lunch

1-:4:30ish - Afternoon field session

What to bring:

- Please bring your own lunch.

- Notebook, pens etc for note taking

- Wear/bring weather appropriate clothing and sufficient water. Hat is highly recommended

- Backpack to carry books in

- Hand lens if you have one

- The plant ID book for the specific day (see below). If you ordered the books you will receive them on the first day

- Please do not bring any pets


June 5 (Forbs) - Common Plants of the Western Rangeland volume 3: Forbs

June 6-7 (Grasses) - Common Plants of the Western Rangeland volume 1: Grasses

June 8 (Willows & Sedges) - Common Plants of the Western Rangeland volume 1: Grasses AND Common Plants of the Western Rangeland Volume 2: Trees and Shrubs

For Cremona location type in "Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds" into Google Maps

For the Cochrane days we will update the location.

For inquiries contact Eileen Tannas at eileen@tannasenvironmental.com or 403-437-9052

About the organizer

Tannas Conservation Services (TCS) is a family run and operated company based NW of Calgary, Alberta.  The core team of TCS was originally incorporated under their current subsidiary (Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds Ltd) in 1985 and in 2011, the Tannas family split the company in two with Eastern Slopes Rangeland Seeds becoming one of the largest native plant suppliers in Southern Alberta and TCS becoming a dedicated consulting firm. TCS specializes in the management of both established native ecosystems and restoration of damaged ecosystems. TCS is focused on environmental consulting with specializations in, environmental monitoring, restoration ecology, bioengineering, rangeland management, biophysical Inventories, education, and research. We also provide quality courses to a wide variety of people from plant enthusiasts to professionals each year. For a full list of our 2019 courses visit our website www.tannasenvironmental.com

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