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 150,000 acres (60,703 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.

Stories from the Field

Eric Grace enjoys a sunset at NCC's Old Man on His Back site. (Photo by NCC)

Eric Grace enjoys a sunset at NCC's Old Man on His Back site. (Photo by NCC)

Donor Profile: Conserving grasslands a passion for Eric Grace

In Saskatchewan, between 17 and 21 per cent of original native prairie remains intact. Eric Grace is doing his part to conserve it. Continue Reading »

Jean Kendall (left) and her 10-year-old granddaughter Tanaeya Kring walk through the fields of grasslands at NCC's Old Man on His Back site. (Photo by Mark Taylor)

Jean Kendall (left) and her 10-year-old granddaughter Tanaeya Kring walk through the fields of grasslands at NCC's Old Man on His Back site. (Photo by Mark Taylor)

Grandmother-granddaughter duo travel 2,500 km to visit NCC grassland property

A grandmother and her granddaughter traveled from northern Ontario to southwest Saskatchewan to see NCC's Old Man on His Back property. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Morning sun shines on the grassy plains at OMB (Photo by Gail F. Chin)

The perfection of the morning redux: Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area

September 20, 2016

Getting up at 5 a.m. to catch the morning sun cast blinding rays across the grassy plains at Old Man on His Back (OMB), I stood in the receding darkness in awe of the sublime. There was no silence! The din of insects carried on. An occasional... Continue Reading »

Supporter Spotlight

Busenius, SK (Photo by Kyle Marquardt)