There is a saying that, “we are smarter together than as one”. The production of the Scenic Views Website product would not have been possible if not for the economic, environmental, social, and recreation resource materials used. The following is a list of resource information the Grasslands Naturalists used in making this awareness and education tool. We encourage you to take some time to access these resource materials and learn more about protection of the environment and best management practices for recreation stewardship.

A. Economic Valuation

1. Native Capital Policy for Biodiversity: What, Why and How? Capitals Coalition.

2. Natural Capital Forum. World Forum on Natural Capital.

3. Barry Adams, et. al. 2016. Alberta Rangeland Health Assessments of Native Grasslands. AEP,
rangeland Resource Stewardship Section. 124 pages.

4. E. Bremer. 2008. Alberta Native Grassland Carbon Storage.

5. What are Native Grasslands Worth?

6. M.J. Koetse, et. al. 2015. Economic Valuation Methods for Ecosystem Services. Chapter 6.
Cambridge University Press. Pages 108 to 131.

7. Sarah Wilson. 2009. The Value of B.C.’s Native Grasslands.

8. Ecology. Nature Education Knowledge Project. Scitable by nature education.

9. Bradley C., and C. Wallis. 1996. Prairie Ecosystem Management: An Alberta Perspective.

10. What are Native Prairie Grasslands Worth? 2013. Alberta Wilderness Association.

11. Valuation of Manitoba Grasslands.
(i) Surendra N. Kulshreshtha, et. al. 2012. Assessment of the socio-economic value of goods and services from Manitoba grasslands. Summary. Conference: ASAS/ADSA/CSAS. Research Gate. 2012.
(ii) Geoffrey Gun, et. al. 2018. Published by the international Institute for Sustainable development. 42 Pages.

12. Cagan H. Sekercioglu. 2017. Analysis: The Economic Value of Birds. The Cornell Lab.

13. Economic Benefits of Rural Recreation and Leisure Services. 2015. Rural Recreation Association.

14. The Value of Canada’s Grasslands. EcoServices Network. Alberta.

15. A Case for Protecting Native Grasslands. 2020. Prepared by the Society for Grasslands Naturalists.

B. Resource Information

1. Roman Fodchuk & Associates Ltd. 1977. Medicine Hat River Valley Study. Prepared for the City of Medicine Hat Community Services Division.

2. Maps and Trails. The City of Medicine Hat: Maps of the City, Business and Development Maps, Parks Recreation and Culture

3. Tourism of Medicine Hat.

4. Nature as a Source Code. Ted Talk by Trevor Harriet.

5. Medicine Hat Interpretive Program.

6. Alberta Prairie Conservation Forum.

7. Canada’s Grassland Biodiversity.

8. Municipal Natural Assets Initiative.

9. City of Medicine Hat. Our History.

10. History of Names in Medicine Hat. Personal Communication. 2021. Jennifer Utera Barreintos,
Assistant Archivist, Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. For more information visit Medicine Hat Archives.

11. Cliff Geology Information. Personal Communication. 2021. Rob Gardner, Grasslands Naturalists.

12. Canada’s Stewardship Agenda. Report on Consultations. 2002. Report prepared by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Stewardship Working Group. Stewardship Division, Canadian Wildlife Service,Environment Canada. Ottawa, Canada.

13. Brent Smith. 2021. Police Point Park Flood History and Altawana Natural Area Draft Range Site Types Maps, Medicine Hat. Environmental Sciences, Medicine Hat College. Medicine Hat, Alberta. Environmental Stewardship.

15. South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA).

16. City of Medicine Hat Strategic Economic Development Priorities and Implementation Considerations. 2014. City of Medicine Hat. 14 pages.

17. What is “Rupert’s Land”? The University of Winnipeg

18. Canada Buys Rupert’s Land. Canada A Peoples History. CBC Learning.

19. The Story of the Blackfoot People. Glen Bow Museum.

20. faq the City. Tourism of Medicine Hat

21. Kris Samraj. 2017. Saamis Tepee ‘a monument to Canada and its people. Part 1, 2, and 3. Medicine Hat News.

22. James Marshall Murals. Self Guided Tours. Tourism Medicine Hat.

23. Kainaiwa (Blood Tribe).

24. Hammers Peterson. 2021. How Medicine Hat Got Its Name. Mysteries of Canada

25. Siksika Nation.

26. Edward Curtis. Contemporary Archival Prints. ( See Bow River Print)

27. Richard C. Hanes and Matthew T. Pifer. 2018. Blackfoot.

28. H. A. Dempsey. 2010. Blackfoot Confederacy. The Canadian Encyclopedia

29. Early History of Medicine Hat. 2016 (Reprint 1950 Issue). Canadian Cattlemen

30. L.j.Roy Wilson. Medicine Hat. 2008. The Canadian Encyclopedia.

31. Miywasin Friendship Centre.

32. Indigenous Spaces and Places. Tourism Medicine Hat.

33. Indigenous History. Medicine Hat Public Library.

34. Government of Canada. Truth and Reconciliation of Canada.

35. CAMH Truth and Reconciliation Action Plan (2020-2023).

36. Angela Sterritt. Reconciliation in Canada. 2021. The Canadian Encyclopedia

37. Metis Nation of Alberta.

38. Chris Baird. The History of Medicine Hat. Canadian History Ehx.


1. Birding Trails of Southeastern Alberta. Grasslands Naturalists. Medicine Hat.

2. Common Butterflies of the Medicine Hat Area.

3. MULTISAR – Grassland Species at Risk.

4. Grassland Songbirds Nature Conservancy Canada.

5. M. Paetz and J. Nelson. 1970. The Fishes of Alberta. The Book Service Queen’s Printer. Government of Alberta. 281 pages.

6. Spragues’s Pipit – Phantom Singer of the Prairies – Field Guide. Prepared by Marty Drut. Medicine Hat Interpretive Program. Managed by Grasslands Naturalists. 25 pages.

7. Alberta Invasive Animals. Alberta Invasive Species Council.

8. Alberta Invasive Fish. Alberta Invasive Species Council.

9. Alberta Invasive Diseases. Alberta Invasive Species Council.

D. Plants

1. Wildflowers of Medicine Hat. Grasslands Naturalists. Medicine Hat.

2. Invasive Species: The Threat to Human Health. CABI.

3. Field Guide. Identification of Common Range Plants of Southern Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan
Forage Council. Government of Saskatchewan. 53 pages.

4. Field Guide. Identification of Common Riparian Plants of Southern Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Forage Council. Government of Saskatchewan. 59 pages.

5. B. Adams, et. al. 2016. Range Plant Communities and Range Health Assessment Guidelines for the Dry Mixedgrass Natural Subregion of Alberta : Second Approximation. 2016. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development. 135 pages.

6. G. Hale, N. Ambrose, A. Bogen, K. Spcier-Rawe, M. Uchikura and E. Saunders. 2005. A Field Guide to Common Riparian Plants of Alberta. Cows and Fish Program. 63 pages.

7. Identification Guide for Alberta Invasive Species. 2017. Wheatland Agriculture Department. 91 pages. ( contact for obtaining small pocket booklet)

8. Alex Johnston. 1987. Plants and the Blackfoot. Occasional Paper No. 15. Lethbridge Historical
Society. Lethbridge, Alberta.

9. Dr. Job Kuijt. 1972. Common Coulee Plants of Southern Alberta. University of Lethbridge. Lethbridge, Alberta.

10. Kathy Tannas. 2003. Common Plants of the Western Rangelands. Volume 1-3. Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. Edmonton, Alberta.

11. France Royer and Richard Dickinson. 2007. Plants of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton, Alberta.

12. Jan Looman. Prairie Grasses. 1982. Publication 1413. Research Station, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Agriculture Canada.

13. Native Foods Nursery.

14. Invasive Aquatic Plants. Alberta Environment and Parks.

15. Alberta Invasive Plants. Alberta Invasive Species Council.

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