Native Prairie Appreciation Week

2021 Native Prairie Appreciation Week

Thank you for joining us for 2021 Native Prairie Appreciation Week! 

Annual Youth Poster Contest

Offical Results of the Annual Youth Native Prairie Poster Contest are NOW Available!

Honourable Mentions

Annual Youth Native Prairie Poster Contest

Poster Contest - Official Rules

Resources for Educators

SK PCAP would like to sincerely thank SaskParks for their prize donations to our Youth Poster Contest. 

Annual Social Media Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone who sent in photos! We had over 130 submissions! Voting took place June 14-18th, 2021. As each participant can only win in one category, our results took a little longer to be finalized. We are pleased to announce the category winners: 

Wildlife in Action: Timm Döbert of Sherwood Park Alberta. Garter Snake

Native Prairie Wildflower: Shane McKnight of Regina, SK. Cactus

Native Prairie Landscape: Katherine Fedoroff of Saskatoon. Taken in Grasslands National Park

View Social Media Photo Contest Results

Webinar Recordings

June 14 at 12 PM CST: Growing a Native Prairie Garden with Sarah Vinge-Mazer, SK CDC.Watch Recording

June 16 at 12 PM CST: Native Prairie Plant ID and Quiz, Vol 2! with Amanda Muller, U of S. Watch Recording. 

June 17 at 12 PM CST: Stewards of Saskatchewan: Getting to know our prairie Species at Risk with Nature Saskatchewan. Watch Recording.

How to Experience and Learn about Native Prairie While Social Distancing During a Global Pandemic.pdf

What is Native Prairie - Fact Sheet

History of Native Prairie Appreciation Week

NPAW 2003 - Rocklgen, SK. Photo by PCAP.

NPAW 2003 - Rocklgen, SK. Photo by PCAP.

The purpose of the Native Prairie Appreciation Week (NPAW) is to raise awareness and appreciation of native prairie ecosystems and their importance to Saskatchewan's provincial, environmental and agriculture sectors.

NPAW 2008 - Esterhazy, SK. Photo by PCAP.

NPAW 2008 - Esterhazy, SK. Photo by PCAP.

Jointly declared as the third week in June by the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Environment since 1999, NPAW is a week of opportunity for Saskatchewan residents, especially ranchers, naturalists, hunters, educators and resource agency specialists, to recognize and celebrate the diverse value of native prairie. It is the only week in North America devoted to raising awareness of native grasslands.

NPAW 2007 - Cypress Hills, SK. Photo by PCAP.

NPAW 2007 - Cypress Hills, SK. Photo by PCAP.

The week is highlighted by a number of partner events and workshops including the Society for Range Management's workshop and field tour. In the past, this tour was held annually to showcase a different location within Saskatchewan's Prairie Ecozone and has been known to attract more than 100 participants from within our province. The tour will now take place every two years, so keep an eye out for a future SRM NPAW tour!


Previous SRM/SK PCAP Workshop & Field Tours include:

1999 - Romancing the Prairies - CYPRESS HILLS
2000 - PCAP (1998-2003) Signing Ceremony - REGINA
2001 - Discovering the Frenchman - GRASSLANDS NATIONAL PARK
2002 - Discovering the Manitou Sand Hills - LLOYDMINSTER
2003 - Discovering the Big Muddy Badlands - ROCKGLEN
2004 - Discovering the Moose Mountains - ARCOLA
2005 - Discovering the Great Sand Hills - LEADER
2006 - Discovering the Matador Grasslands - BEECHY
2007 - Discovering the Cypress Hills - CYPRESS HILLS
2008 - Discovering the Eastern Qu' Appelle - ESTERHAZY
2009 - Discovering the Missouri Coteau - MOOSE JAW
2010 - Ranching From the Ground Up - SWIFT CURRENT
2011 - Both Sides Now - MARYFIELD
2012 - Where Range and City Meet - SASKATOON
2013 - Discovering the Big Muddy Badlands - WEYBURN
2014 - From Roots to Shoots - VAL MARIE
2015 - Grasslands of the Forest - PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK
2016 - Blues, Bats and Blue Grama - MAPLE CREEK                                                                                                                       2018 -  "The Missouri Coteau: 10,000 Years in the Making" - BEECHY, SK

2020 - Virtual Event
2021- Virtual Event