Joan Feather (Photo courtesy of Joan Feather)
Finding footing on Canada's grasslands
Joan Feather is a hero for grasslands in Saskatchewan. “Native grasslands in Saskatchewan are so important to me because they appeal to my head and to my heart,” she says. “I roamed the grassland hills as a child, left that all behind for many years, and returned only to discover that my heart and soul are intimately bound to these places.”
Grasslands provide habitat for pollinators, control flooding and protect the quality and security of drinking water for people living in Canada’s Prairie provinces. The diversity of habitat that grasslands provide has not gone unnoticed by Joan, who recognizes that in order to provide a future for these species, we need to ensure grasslands are protected. “My head knows that they are rich in biodiversity and amazingly resilient. They provide vital ecological services, and they are an essential part of our rural economy and heritage,” she explains. “The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) provides an opportunity for me to put my money where my heart is, to help conserve these places where my heart sings."
Joan is a shining example of thousands of NCC donors who support our work from coast to coast to coast.
Joan Feather was one of the conservation heroes who made our work in 2018-19 possible. Click here to read our annual report >