Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation area (Photo by Alan Dyer)

Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation area (Photo by Alan Dyer)

Stories From the Field

  • Roaming bison at Old Man on His Back ranch (Photo by Mark Taylor)
    Research examines livestock grazing patterns in response to management strategies, including prescribed burning

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan partner to research management strategies that influence where cattle and bison graze.
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  • Tree harvest (Photo by NCC)
    Winter tree harvest helps tackle invasive spruce trees

    Winter tree harvest helps tackle invasive spruce trees.
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  • Plains bison (Photo by Kim Bennett)
    Walking with the bison

    Plains bison, once numbering in the millions, are now considered threatened in Canada. Commercial herds are slowly increasing across the prairies, but not many herds are managed like the herd at OMB, where less than 100 bison have 6,000 acres to graze and very little contact with humans.
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  • Vesper sparrow (Photo by Angela Waldie)
    Upcycled solutions for grassland bird conservation

    Mosaic repurposes pipe caps used in their potash operations to cap fences at Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation area.
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  • Giles Lalonde helps NCC staff plant trees at the Wise property. (Photo by NCC)
    NCC’s neighbour passionate about helping forest restoration

    Even as a kid, Giles Lalonde remembers seeing the rapid transformation of natural forests to land developed for various purposes.
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  • Dale Gross explores NCC's Wideview property. (Photo by NCC)
    NCC’s Dale Gross reflects on the people who contribute to outstanding conservation

    Over the four years that Dale Gross worked at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), he was continually amazed by the passion that landowners had for conservation.
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