Missouri Coteau, SK (Photo by NCC)

Missouri Coteau, SK (Photo by NCC)

Buffalo Valley 2

Black-capped chickadee (Photo by Paul Turbitt)

Black-capped chickadee (Photo by Paul Turbitt)

Thank you for visiting the Buffalo Valley 2 property, owned and conserved by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Saskatchewan.

About Buffalo Valley 2:

  • Located in the Mixed Grassland Ecoregion (see map), which contains mixed grass prairie and many wetlands.
  • About 80 km northeast of Swift Current, 16 km northwest of Beechy, in the RM of Victory #226.
  • 65 hectares (160 acres) of uplands and wetlands in the Missouri Coteau Natural Area, extending from south-central Saskatchewan to southern South Dakota.
  • Threats to long-term conservation: Habitat loss and fragmentation due to cultivation; intensive grazing.
  • Provides habitat for songbirds, waterfowl and shorebirds.

Species that may be viewed here:  

  • mallard
  • northern shoveler
  • blue-winged teal
  • gadwall
  • northern pintail
  • killdeer
  • red-winged blackbird
  • meadowlark
  • Baird's sparrow
  • Sprague's pipit
  • vesper sparrow
  • savannah sparrow
  • white-tailed and mule deer
  • coyote
  • Richardson's ground squirrel
  • burrowing owl
  • prairie dunewort 
  • See NCC's Species List for the Mixed Grassland Ecoregion

This list contains all species viewed and recorded by NCC in Saskatchewan's Mixed Grassland Ecoregion. How many of these species have you seen here? (Use the Species List to keep track!)

Please note:

  • NCC permits foot access only.
  • Leave gates closed, fences intact.
  • Enter this property at your own risk. Beware of livestock.
  • Keep memories and only take photos. Do not litter or dispose of garbage here.

Contact NCC or call 1-866-622-7275 to:

  • Lease this area for livestock grazing.
  • Hunt on this property.
  • Learn more about NCC's work in Saskatchewan.
  • Contribute to NCC's conservation work in Saskatchewan.
  • Donate to NCC's conservation work in Saskatchewan.

Our partners, Buffalo Valley 2:

  • Environment Canada: Natural Area Conservation Program
  • Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment: Fish and Wildlife Development Fund
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service (NAWCA).

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is a not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, protecting ecologically significant natural lands and the species they sustain. NCC works with individuals, corporations, foundations, governments and communities to protect this living heritage for future generations to enjoy. 

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