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.

  • Lone Tree Community Pasture and the Nature Conservancy of Canada will develop best pasture management practices.  L-R:  Mark Wartman (NCC); Clint Christianson (Lone Tree). (Photo by NCC)

    A pilot pasture partnership

    Community pastures have historically been managed for grazing and long-term grassland conservation in southwestern Saskatchewan. Many believe these management practices can be improved. To that end a pilot project over the 2015 grazing season will involve Lone Tree Community Pasture and the Nature Conservancy of Canada in a project to develop best practices for pasture management and result in a written guide, which will be made available for use by other community pasture groups.

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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, Saskatchewan

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

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