The Society

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


  • 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.



Yearly membership based on calendar year:

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

See Contact us for mailing address.

Membership Form


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: 
  • Treasurer: Angela Turner
  • Secretary: Martha Maudsley
  • Past-President: Hugh Armstrong
  • Directors at large:
    • Ian Turner
    • Linda Fisher


Bird Tales

  • Dee Armstrong and Paul Thibault (Co-chairs)

Birding Trail

  • Phil Horch (Chair)
  • Hugh Armstrong
  • Lloyd Bennett
  • Marty Drut
  • Mackenzie Fai
  • Bob Frew
  • Rob Gardner
  • Colton Prins
  • John Slater
  • Milt Spitzer
  • Paul Thibault

Budget Committee

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

Climate Symposium Committee

  • Phil Horch (Chair)
  • Hugh Armstrong
  • Brooke Kapeller
  • Aleisha Lew
  • Ian Turner

Communications Committee

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

Field Trips

  • John Slater

Fund Raising Committee

  • Hugh Armstrong (Chair)

Governance Committee

  • Paul Thibault (Chair)
  • Hugh Armstrong

Indoor Program Committee

  • Vacant

Issues Committee

  • Martha Munz Gue (Chair)
  • John Slater
  • Marty Drut
  • Tina Regehr
  • Gerry Ehlert

Operations Committee

  • Hugh Armstrong (Chair)
  • Bob Townsend
  • Eileen Cowtan
  • John Slater
  • Elaine Spitzer

Scenic Views Committee

  • Gerry Ehlert (Chair)
  • Len Moser
  • Martha Munz Gue
  • John Slater
  • 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

  • Corlaine Gardner (Chief Interpreter)
  • Marty Drut

External Organizations

Nature Alberta

  • Brooke Kappeler
  • Ian Turner (alternate)