Conservation Volunteers at NCC’s Hole in the Wall property (Photo by NCC)

Conservation Volunteers at NCC’s Hole in the Wall property (Photo by NCC)

Stories From the Field

  • Leafy spurge (Photo by Ed L/pawpaw67)
    SaskEnergy donates to fight leafy spurge

    SaskEnergy is addressing the threat of leafy spurge to Saskatchewan’s grasslands by contributing $2,500 to monitoring the impact of local weed control efforts in the Willner-Elbow pasture, and the adjacent Douglas Provincial Park.
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  • Hoary bat (Photo by Sarah Ludlow/NCC)
    Bat research in Saskatchewan

    Research will help us understand what habitat is being used for roost sites. With this information, NCC can tailor management in the areas to aid in the protection and recovery of bats.
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  • Female (left) and male (right) yellow-bellied sapsuckers captured at Big Valley MAPS. In this species, the sexes can be differentiated by the presence of red on the throat. Males have red throats and females do not.
    Big Valley MAPS season summary 2021

    This year (2021) marks the fourth season of the Big Valley MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) station. Overall, the season was a great success! We captured 121 birds of 16 different species over six sessions. Of these, 86 were newly banded birds and 35 were recaptured birds that already had a band.
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  • A History of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Courtesy Oxford University Press CDA)
    Results you can walk on

    A book review of A History of the Nature Conservancy of Canada by the late Dr. Bill Freedman. Readers interested in learning why organizations go about their work in a certain way will find much of interest in Bill’s telling of the evolution of NCC in its governance and operational practices as it worked toward protecting and enhancing critical habitats across Canada.
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  • Leafy spurge
    Beetles help tackle leafy spurge problem

    Leafy spurge is a problematic invasive plant species that is spreading in Saskatchewan. Find out how flea beetles are helping tackle the problem.
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  • Chestnut-collared longspur (Photo by May Haga)
    Grassland Bird Monitoring Project

    Surveys are being conducted within large tracts of grassland habitat to obtain more insight of grassland bird population trends.
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