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.

Stories from the Field

A male sharp-tailed grouse dancing (Photo by Rick Howie)

A male sharp-tailed grouse dancing (Photo by Rick Howie)

Partnering to plan

NCC's planning approach to land conservation caught the eye of Meewasin Valley Authority of Saskatoon. Soon thereafter a partnership was struck for the long-term care and conservation of the Saskatoon Prairie Natural Area in central Saskatchewan. Continue Reading »

The bear truth

Saskatchewan, land-locked and mostly known for its great fishing, northern forest and scenic rolling prairie, isn't usually the heart of stories with wild animals and spine-tingling emotion. But close encounters with wildlife can still happen here! Continue Reading »

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