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Strategic Direction

Strategic Plan
2013 – 2015

Our Mission:  Tallgrass Ontario will identify and facilitate the conservation of tallgrass communities by coordinating programs and services to provide assistance to individuals, groups and agencies.

Strategic Piority 1:
Ensure Organizational Capacity


  1. Maintain effective board practices
  2. Generate funds
  3. Increase membership
  4. Reduce Organizational risk

Strategic Priority 2: Facilitate the creation and restoration of tall grass communities


  1. Complete project commitments
  2. Establish partnerships with other businesses and agencies doing restoration
  3. Investigate becoming seed provider for other agencies and the public
  4. Establish landowner contact list
  5. Coordinate restoration projects
  6. Write grant applications

Strategic Priority 3: Increase public awareness and stewardship of tall grass communities


  1. Develop and transfer information about conservation and restoration
  2. Work cooperatively with government agencies
  3. Host Conferences
  4. Speak to groups about TgO and prairie restorationIncrease the distribution of Bluestem Banner
  5. Undertake public training projects such as booklets, seminars, classes

Strategic Priority 4: Identify and secure existing and potential tallgrass communities across the province.


  1.  Identify possible sites for the introduction/restoration of tallgrass prairie
  2. Identify potential restoration sites
  3. Contribute to cooperative mapping of tallgrass sites across the province
  4. Complete mapping of Tallgrass sites across the province


Strategic Priority 5: Promote research and knowledge transfer of tall grass communities


  1. Remain current on research re grassland habitat
  2. Facilitate research of tallgrass communities and species
  3. Work with other organizations and researchers to compile an inclusive map of prairie in Ontario