Saskatchewan

The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) first project in Saskatchewan occurred in 1982 with the acquisition of 157 acres (64 hectares) in Qu’Appelle Coulee, located 15 kilometres (10 miles) North of Wolseley in southern Saskatchewan. This area consists of upland native grassland, mature American elm, Manitoba maple and green ash along the coulee. When acquired, this area was the second ecological reserve in the province. Since then, NCC has completed more than 205 projects in Saskatchewan and is conserving more than 132,549 acres (53,641 hectares) of the province’s most ecologically significant land and water. The Saskatchewan Region continues to work with its partners to protect and steward Saskatchewan's natural heritage.

  • Night sky at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area (Photo by Alan Dyer)

    Starry, starry night

    The Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation area (OMB) is an ideal—and iconic—location as a Nocturnal Preserve. The OMB is a sprawling 13,000-acre (5,261-hectare) ranch in southwestern Saskatchewan acquired by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, in 1996. The ranch was purchased from Peter and Sharon Butala to ensure this extensive grasslands ranch would remain in its natural state.

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  • Burrowing owls (Photo by Don Dabbs)

    Missouri Coteau Natural Area

    The Missouri Coteau is a North American glacial moraine of roughly 17 million acres (7 million hectares) with about 6 million acres (3 million hectares) located in Saskatchewan.

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  • Volunteers enhancing burrowing owl nesting opportunities, SK (Photo by Adam Crosby)
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    Volunteers enhancing nesting opportunities, SK (Photo by Adam Crosby)
  • Elizabeth Hubbard Property (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj, http://branimirphoto.ca/)
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    Elizabeth Hubbard Property (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj)
  • Northern leopard frog (Photo by NCC)
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    Northern leopard frog
  • Indigo bunting (Photo by Dewitt)
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    Indigo bunting
  • Fairy Hill (Photo by Cherie Westmoreland)
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    Fairy Hill

  • Volunteers enhancing burrowing owl nesting opportunities, SK (Photo by Adam Crosby)
  • Elizabeth Hubbard Property (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj, http://branimirphoto.ca/)
  • Northern leopard frog (Photo by NCC)
  • Indigo bunting (Photo by Dewitt)
  • Fairy Hill (Photo by Cherie Westmoreland)
  • Qu'Appelle Valley, SK

  • Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area, SK

  • Old Man on His Back, Saskatchewan

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