Sharon Butala is a well-known author and prairie conservationist who lived a good portion of her life on a ranch in Southwest Saskatchewan.

Butala is the keynote speaker at the Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop Banquet in Saskatoon.

Wednesday night she share’s her experiences about living on the landscape from her new book "Where I Live Now," a memoir she wrote after her husband Peter passed away, and she left the ranch.

This week’s workshop focuses on Prairie Grassland restoration and reclamation practices.

Look to the Future, Learn from the Past is the workshop focus which evaluates which practices have worked and which have not, in order to learn and move forward.

Participants will learn more about the range and soil health, invasive weed strategies and prescribed burning, as well as balancing industry, agriculture and wildlife land use.

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