Birds Canada has developed a guide for Prairie Landowners. This guide compiles the financial incentives and other programs available to preserve, enhance, or restore Prairie habitats across the prairies, into a one-stop source of information. This guide will make it easier for landowners and producers to access these programs and take conservation action.
Find the Grasslands Incentives Guide here.
SK PCAP & Affiliate Resources
Guide to Managing for Optimal Habitat Attributes: Swift Fox
Guide to Managing for Optimal Habitat Attributes: Monarch
Guide to Managing for Optimal Habitat Attributes: Little Brown Bat
Guide to Managing for Optimal Habitat Attributes: Chestnut-collared Longspur
Guide to Managing for Optimal Habitat Attributes: Baird's Sparrow
Guide to Managing for Optimal Habitat Attributes: Piping Plover
Prairie - Manage it Today to Appreciate for Tomorrow
NOW available in French! Native Prairie - Manage it Today to Appreciate it Tomorrow - FRENCH VERSION
*for a high resolution version, contact SK PCAP
Updated 2015 - Saskatchewan Rangeland Ecosystems: Ecosite Guide
If you would like a copy of the GIS files for the ecoregion and/or ecosite map(s), please contact Jeff Thorpe, Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), at (306) 933-8172 or by e-mail at Jeff.Thorpe@src.sk.ca.
Saskatchewan Grassland & Riparian Health Assessment Field Books
Rangeland Health Assessment Field Workbook - Native Grassland and Forest
Rangeland is land supporting indigenous or introduced vegetation that is either grazed or has the potential to be grazed and is managed as a natural ecosystem, including grassland, grazeable forestland, shrubland, pastureland and riparian areas. This workbook contains sections on native grassland and forest range health assessment methodology. It is intended as a tool for livestock producers, resource managers, agency staff, energy companies, protected area managers and anyone with an interest in the conservation and maintenance of rangeland plant communities to assess rangeland health and use rangeland in a sustainable manner.
Riparian Health Assessment Field Workbook - Lakes, Slough & Wetlands and Streams & Small Rivers
Healthy, functional riparian areas provide an array of goods and services for landowners and society as a whole. This workbook contains a methodology for assessing the health of lotic riparian areas (i.e. riparian areas adjacent to flowing water). It was written for those people who can most effectively influence riparian areas with their management - landowners, livestock producers, farmers, agency staff and others who use and value these green zones.
Hard copies of the three field books are available by contacting the SK PCAP Office at (306) 352-0472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner & Affiliate Resources
- Saskatchewan Forage Council (To obtain copies of either documents, please call (306) 867-8126 or email@example.com):
- - Forage Seed Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) for Invasive Plant Species Factsheet
- Grazing Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) for Invasive Plant Species Factsheet
- Hay Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) for Invasive Plant Species Factsheet
- Riparian Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) for Invasive Plant Species Factsheet
- Saskatchewan Invasive Plant Species Identification Guide
- Common Range Plants in Northern Saskatchewan
- Common Range Plants in Riparian Areas
- Common Range Plants of Southern Saskatchewan
- Common Seed Plants in Forage and Reclamation
- Establishment of Perennial Native Grass Species in the Black Soil Zone of MB and SK
- Forage U-Pick Tool: An interactive Dryland Forage Species Adaptation program has been developed to assist land managers in selecting the correct forage species best suited to their land. Information can be accessed by defining specific criteria including, but not limited to, soil zone, salinity, desired use and timing of use, soil texture, stand longevity and soil pH. Forty-five species, both tame and native, are included.
- Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan:
- Conservation Easement Fact Sheet
- Ecological Goods & Services: What you need to know
- Oil & Gas Fact Sheet
- University of Regina - Canadian Plains Research Center - Water & Wetland Plants
- Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
- Game Management Plan White Paper
- South of the Divide Conservation Action Plan (SODCAP)
- Vegetation Heterogeneity Indicators for Sprague's Pipit Habitat
- Environmental Benefit Index (EBI) for Sagebrush/Greater Sage Grouse Habitat
- Grass Banking Fact Sheet
- Habitat Management Agreement Fact Sheet
- Habitat Restoration Information Fact Sheet
- Niche Product Branding Fact Sheet
- Results Based Conservation Agreement Fact Sheet
- Term Conservation Easement Fact Sheet
- South of the Divide (SoD)
- South of the Divide Access Authorization & Field Researcher Protocol - The South of the Divide Access Authorization & Field Work Protocol was written with input from, and at the request of, the SoD Stakeholder Committee, a group of over twenty organizations that have been working with the federal-provincial Steering Commitee on the South of the Divide multi-species Action Plan Project, over the past three years. This protocol was created to foster better understanding and communication between all user groups in the SoD area, in order to protect the long-term ecological health of the grassland for the people and wildlife that live there.
- University of Saskatchewan - College of Agriculture and Bioresources
- In 2014-15, SK PCAP mentored a fourth year Renewable Resource Management Class who was investigating the loss of native prairie on a rural municipality level and the implications of such loss.
- Read the report here: Implications of Native Prairie Conversion in a SK Rural Municipality
Saskatchewan Species at Risk Beneficial Management Practices Fact Sheets
Saskatchewan Species at Risk Beneficial Management Practices Presentation Templates
Visit the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre for species distribution maps of the Burrowing Owl, Ferruginous Hawk and Western Spiderwort.