Restoring 71 – A Prairie in Transition

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Katie and Aaron Suek - Restoration 71

In 2014, we bought a little patch of prairie. After a century of growing crops and hay, this 71-acre prairie was no longer pristine. It was not untouched. This prairie was not a native grassland, it was not a cropland, and it was not a hay land. This prairie was in transition.  

Supporting Reconciliation through Conservation

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Gary drives airboat near water's edge.

It is important to remember that what we call home is the ancestral territory of the Indigenous People of Canada. The Numbered Treaties are integral to the relationship between Indigenous communities and Canada.

Caribou and Connectivity

Nicole DollBlog, Education, Woodland Caribou

Landscape connectivity in ecology can be defined as “the degree to which the landscape facilitates or impedes movement among resource patches”. Habitat connectivity is essential for caribou survival.

Long Term Gain: Investing in the Protection of Saskatchewan Wildlife in Today’s Political Environment

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Prairie at Battle Creek PFRA community pasture

Our Saskatchewan species are suffering as a result of instability. This instability isn’t just caused by factors related to the environment or the human footprint; a lack of consistent engagement in wildlife protection initiatives significantly impacts progress. We must hold ourselves and our governments – our leaders – accountable for advocating and implementing effective strategies so conservation progress can endure.

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement: 11 Years later

Nicole DollBlog, Education, Woodland Caribou

Caribou walking in a boreal clearing

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) was a historic agreement made in 2010 with the Forest Product Association of Canada (FPAC) and its member companies, as well as various environmental groups. It is a collaborative, multi-year agreement committed to achieving goals related to both environmental and economic sustainability in the boreal forest.

Mormon Metalmark (Prairie Population)

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Mormon Metalmark

The Mormon Metalmark is a small butterfly that is found in two distinct populations in Canada, one in British Columbia and the other in Saskatchewan. They are listed as Special Concern under COSEWIC.

Black-footed Ferret

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Black-footed ferrets

The Black-footed ferret was announced extirpated from Canada in 1978, then re-examined and confirmed in 2000. Their extirpation is due to the decline of prairie dog populations, their main source of prey.

Burrowing Owl

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Burrowing owl

Burrowing owls are long-legged, round, little owls that hunt during the day and night, and hide-out in underground burrows when they’re not searching for prey. Their ability to live in underground burrows sets them apart from all other species of owls.