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Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve and School of Environment and Sustainability seal partnership
April 2, 2012

Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve and School of Environment and Sustainability seal partnership

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan and Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve (RLBR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the already existing partnership. “We have been working closely with the Biosphere Reserve for years now”, explains Maureen Reed, Acting Director and Professor at SENS. “Formalizing this collaboration in a Memorandum of Understanding was the right step forward.” By signing the agreement, SENS and RLBR will be able to expand the scope of research and education projects relating to the environment and sustainability sectors.

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding will strengthen the partnership between the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) and Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve (RLBR). 
Left to right: Vladimir Kricsfalusy, Associate Professor at SENS, Maureen Reed, Acting Director and Professor at SENS, Andrew Hawrysh, Chair of RLBR, John Kindrachuk, Executive Director of RLBR
Left to right:
Vladimir Kricsfalusy, Associate Professor at SENS,
Maureen Reed, Acting Director and Professor at SENS,
Andrew Hawrysh, Chair of RLBR and
John Kindrachuk, Executive Director of RLBR,
are signing the Memorandum of Understanding.

One key feature of the Memorandum is to offer regular field trips for students to RLBR. Last year’s excursion was a three days hands-on training on field research methods in different ecosystems like rivers, wetlands and grasslands. The students also had the chance to talk to local farmers, ranchers and other community representatives about their concerns and ideas on how to preserve this land for future generations and – at the same time – make a living with today’s challenges.

“Along with a great experience during field trips like this comes a wonderful side effect: The students discover the potential of this area and their interest in the Biosphere Reserve as an important site,” says Andrew Hawrysh, RLBR Chair. “Sometimes this leads to Master and PhD students conducting research for their thesis.” So far there are two graduate students researching RLBR this year. The Memorandum of Understanding between SENS and RLBR will benefit both organizations, students and future research.

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