The Society

The Society of Grasslands Naturalists (GN) is a non-profit charitable organization based in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

Objectives

  • To encourage study and protection of the natural world.
  • To provide educational opportunities such as lectures, field trips and publications.
  • To encourage the preservation of natural habitat and aesthetic natural features.
  • To assist in the collection and provision of records of species for statistical and educational purposes.
  • To act as stewards of the environment.

History

Memberships

Yearly membership based on calendar year:

Individual: $20
Family: $25
Organization: $25

See Contact us for mailing address.

Membership Form

Donations

Donations to Grasslands Naturalists are another great way to support local nature and nature education.

Tax receipts are issued for all donations over $10. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Donations can be made by cash or by cheque payable to Society of Grasslands Naturalists and delivered either

  • in person at the Police Point Park Nature Centre or
  • by mail (cheques only) to Grasslands Naturalists, Box 2491, Medicine Hat, AB,T1A 8G8

Medicine Hat Interpretive Program

GN manages the Medicine Hat Interpretive Program (MHIP) located at the Police Point Park Nature Centre.

Society Bylaws

These are the current bylaws.

Executive and Directors

  • President: Phil Horch
  • Vice-President: Martha Munz Gue (Interim)
  • Treasurer: Angela Turner
  • Secretary: Martha Maudsley
  • Past-President: Hugh Armstrong
  • Directors at large:
    • Ian Turner
    • Linda Fisher
    • Corlaine Gardner

Committees

Bird Tales

  • Dee Armstrong and Paul Thibault (Co-chairs)

Budget Committee

  • Paul Thibault (Chair)
  • Hugh Armstrong
  • Jane McGough
  • Angela Turner

Climate Symposium Committee

  • Phil Horch (Chair)
  • Hugh Armstrong
  • Brooke Kapeller
  • Alicia Lew
  • Ian Turner
  • Jan Kay

Bird Team

  • Phil Horch (Chair)
  • Marty Drut
  • Ian Turner
  • Angela Turner
  • Dan Schiebelbein

Communications Committee

  • Emails: Ian Turner
  • Facebook: Tina Regehr
  • Newsletter: Milt Spitzer
  • Website: Paul Thibault
  • Corlaine Gardner

Field Trips

  • John Slater

Fund Raising Committee

  • Hugh Armstrong (Chair)

Governance Committee

  • Paul Thibault (Chair)
  • Hugh Armstrong
  • Linda Fisher

Indoor Program Committee

  • Linda Fisher

Issues Committee

  • John Slater
  • Martha Munz Gue
  • Gerry Ehlert

Operations Committee

  • Hugh Armstrong (Chair)
  • Bob Townsend
  • John Slater
  • Elaine Spitzer
  • Bruce McLoed

Scenic Views Committee

  • Gerry Ehlert and John Slater (Co-chair)
  • David Gue
  • Len Moser
  • Paul Thibault

The GN President, Phil Horch, is an ex-officio member of all committees with voting right.

Projects and Programs

Interpretive Program, Police Point Park

  • Alicia Lew (Chief Interpreter)
  • Ian Langil

External Organizations

Nature Alberta

  • Brooke Kappeler
  • Ian Turner (alternate)