Our Successes

CPAWS-SK has had a number of encouraging successes in the past, but there is still much to be done!

2010 CPAWS signed the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. CPAWS-SK begins work with provincial signatories Weyerhauser and Tolko, as well as non-signatory groups such as the PA Model Forest and the Ministry of Environment’s Forest Service & Wildlife Branch. CPAWS dedicates significant energy to work focused on caribou recovery in the province.

2009 CPAWS works in partnership with The Pembina Institute and the Saskatchewan Environmental Society to publish the report Carbon Copy: Preventing Oil Sands Fever In Saskatchewan. The report strongly indicates the need for extreme caution in developing Saskatchewan’s oil sands.

2004 CPAWS-SK along with other environmental groups is successful in lobbying the provincial government to commission the Great Sand Hills Environmental Study to review the threats and actions need to protect this delicate ecosystem 

2002 CPAWS worked with other committed organizations to protect land in the Dore-Smoothstone area of the southern boreal forest. Budd Lake and Caribou Flats designed as protected under provincial Representative Areas Network (RAN)

2001 CPAWS works to have Selenite Point designated as a protected area under provincial Representative Areas Network (RAN)

2001 CPAWs worked with other conservation groups to support Canada's new National Parks Act, enshrining ecological integrity as the first priority in managing existing national parks.

1999 CPAWS led a campaign resulting in sweeping federal commitment to limit development in national parks.