Southwest Sandhills, Saskatchewan; Photo by Rob and Arlene Karpan

Southwest Sandhills, Saskatchewan; Photo by Rob and Arlene Karpan

NatureTalks: From Sand to Sky – the Great Sandhills of Saskatchewan

Date and time: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 4

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is joining forces with Nature Saskatchewan and Birds Canada to give you a virtual tour of one of the most unique areas in Saskatchewan!

Located in southwest Saskatchewan, the Great Sandhills contain one of the largest sets of active sand dunes in Canada. Rising high above the terrain, the Great Sandhills cover 1,900 square kilometres. Native grasses, trees and shrubs such as aspen, willow and sagebrush flank the dune formations along with a diverse community of plant and wildlife species, many of which are considered at risk both provincially and federally.

This unique area has many conservation organizations monitoring the status of the plants and wildlife that call it home, as well as creating plans to help conserve the land and the biodiversity that it sustains. NCC Saskatchewan recently finalized a plan that will allow for land conservation in the area to occur on a sound scientific basis.

During this webinar, you will hear about learn about what the Great Sandhills are, why they are important both culturally and environmentally,  as well as current conservation efforts that are ongoing in the area. This event will also feature guests from Nekaneet First Nation.


Questions?

Email Kayla Burak, NCC engagement manager: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca


Sponsor and partners

NCC would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of conservation and stewardship in the Southwest Sandhills:

  • Birds Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada – Community-Nominated Priority Places for Species at Risk
  • Nature Saskatchewan
  • SaskEnergy

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