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

Monitoring natural areas from the air using a Cessna 185. (Photo by Randy Umscheid)

Monitoring natural areas from the air using a Cessna 185. (Photo by Randy Umscheid)

From above: NCC land monitoring takes flight

Viewing the lands from a four-seater plane may not be for everyone, but it works for staff of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Saskatchewan. This spring, conservation monitoring will take place from above. Continue Reading »

Bee on flower (Photo by NCC)

Bee on flower (Photo by NCC)

Volunteering for nature never looked so good!

No matter where you are in southern Saskatchewan this year, there's an NCC property close by that could use some volunteer assistance. Continue Reading »

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Pygmy whitefish (Prosopium coulterii) (Photo by John Lyons)

Something's Fishy: Little fish, big questions

April 26, 2016

In deep, dark waters all across Canada are ghosts, swimming skeletons and predators but the most mysterious of all are the fish species with an unknown past. Every day biologists are asking and answering the questions posed by nature. Trading in a... Continue Reading »

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