Woodland Caribou (Boreal Population)

Caitlyn AnhornBlog, Education, Woodland Caribou

Woodland caribou stands in forest

Woodland caribou are a large mammal species that often get mistaken for moose on the Canadian quarter. They are an iconic species that roams the boreal forest as an indicator and umbrella species and they play a critical role to some Indigenous communities.

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

Nicole DollBlog, Featured

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)

Nicole DollBlog, Education

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

Nicole DollBlog, Education

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

Nicole DollBlog, Education

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.

Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer

Nicole DollBlog, Education

Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer

As their name suggests, Eastern Yellow-bellied Racers are the fastest snake in Canada. They are also good climbers that are often spotted basking in shrubs. These snakes are non-venomous and harmless to humans. These snakes are found in Saskatchewan’s grasslands and are listed as threatened.

Greater Short-Horned Lizard

Nicole DollBlog, Education

Greater Short-Horned Lizard

The Greater Short-horned lizard is the most northerly occurring iguanid lizard species in the world, with its northern limits reaching southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. It is the only lizard species found in these provinces.