Dr. Steven Tannas

Speaker Organization: 
Tannas Conservation Services Ltd.
ASTech Awards: 

,  Finalist,  

2015 Environment
Area of Expertise: 
Presentation Topics: 

Restoration Ecology: Restoring Natural Ecosystems after Industrial Development in Western Canada
Rangeland Managment: The Art of Science of Integrating Ranching with Ecosystem Management
Soil Bioengineering: Bank Stabilization of Prairie Water Courses

Short Bio: 

I have been conducting environmental assessments since the late 1990's and has specialized in plant identification and managing native plant communities. I have an integrated academic training in vegetation, wetlands, soils, rangeland management, reclamation, mapping, and ecosustem management. With hundreds of thousands of hectares of land surveyed, I have been able to help preserve numerous natural ecosystems across western Canada and pioneer new methods to restore these ecosystems. Innovation is one of the driving forces behind all of my work whether regarding developing new restoration techniques, new assessment methods, or new propagation methods for native plants. In addition to my work as an environmental consultant, I have been able to contribute to training a new generation of environmental scientists through teaching and working with an academic institution. My work has led to new methods of plan community restoration, and new methods of assessing ecosystem health for Parks Canada and two successful businesses.

Geographic Areas: 
Throughout Alberta
Calgary area
Edmonton area
Red Deer area
Southeast, including Lethbridge and Medicine Hat
Outside Alberta
Speaker Location: 
Cremona , AB