Cattail Harvesting Workshop

The Seine-Rat River Conservation District hosted a cattail harvesting workshop on June 29, 2018. This workshop on harvesting wetlands and ditches using traditional and innovative machinery was presented by Richard Grosshans at International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).


  • How to harvest cattails for alternative uses
  • Payment to local residents for haying ditches and wetlands
  • Using cattails for biomass, livestock bedding, compost and other innovation
  • How to harvest cattail for sustainable drainage and to reduce nutrient loads

The following resources relating to this event are available for download: