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PhD student Gisela Stotz and assistant Matthew Trotter check the status of a field experiment at the Rangeland Research Institute-Mattheis Ranch, evaluating the competitive ability of smooth brome, a common forage species that invades native grasslands throughout the province.

Conservation deal protects Mattheis Ranch

Deal will see 12,000-acre ranch near Duchess permanently protected and $3.8 million used to fund ongoing research

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Alberta and Western Sky Land Trust have signed one of the largest-ever conservation easement agreements in the province. The deal not only guarantees the university’s 12,000-acre Rangeland Research Institute-Mattheis Ranch will be conserved forever, but also creates a $3.8-million research fund. Western Sky Land Trust is providing the money, but the agreement […] Read more