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

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Midland painted turtle hatchling (Photo by NCC)
    Saskatchewan's age-old painted turtles

    If the shorelines along lakes and rivers appeal to you, you're in good company and probably not alone; at least in southern Saskatchewan. Western painted turtles could be nearby.
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  • NCC's Fairy Hill Complex: Plan your artistic grasslands visit this July!

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada's grasslands at Fairy Hill, located 20 minutes by vehicle north of Regina, will be the setting for an out-of-doors grasslands arts dance performance this summer (2016) that promises to thrill both young and old.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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