Natural Prairie Ecosystems

Prairie Stewardship Program

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Jennifer Lohmeyer
Email address of primary contact person: 
jennifer.lohmeyer@swa.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

The goal of the Prairie Stewardship Program is to increase awareness of the importance, value, and function of riparian and native prairie ecosystems. Stewardship of these areas is encouraged through extension with landowners, government agencies, and other interested organizations. To participate in the program, landowners voluntarily conserve these areas through a verbal stewardship agreement. The land and all decisions on its management rest squarely in the hands of the individual landowner. Some voluntary stewards may also participate in demonstration projects that feature beneficial management practices.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
assessment, beneficial management practice, cattle, conservation, cropland conversion, cross-fence, demonstration, ecology, ecosystem, extension, fence, field, grass, graze, grazing, habitat, land, landowner, manage, native prairie, pasture, range, range school, remote watering, riparian, stewardship, streambank, tour, voluntary, water, wetland, workshop
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

On-farm planning, range schools, field tours.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Professional and other training outside the formal school/higher education system (non-formal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship Initiative, Canada-Saskatchewan Agricultural Green Plan Agreement, Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development in Saskatchewan, Canadian Agricultural Rural Communities Initiative, national Soil and Water Conservation Program, and Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, California Waterfowl Association, Canada Millennium Partnership Program, Canadian Wildlife Service and World Wildlife Fund (Endangered Species Recovery Fund), Ducks Unlimited Canada, Environment Canada through Eco-ACTION, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Nature Saskatchewan, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, North American Wetlands Conservation Council, Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin , Pheasants Forever, Inc., Prairie Conservation Action Plan, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, SaskEnergy, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment through the Fish and Wildlife Development Fund, SaskPower, SaskPower Shand Greenhouse 

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Student Researcher

Native Prairie Restoration Project

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Jennifer Lohmeyer, Landowner Relations Coordinator
Email address of primary contact person: 
jennifer.lohmeyer@swa.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan work with schools, conservation agencies, and industry in Saskatchewan to restore plots of land back to native prairie. The projects take place in school yards, on business property, and along highways. On a small scale, these restoration projects represent native plant communities, create wildlife habitat, provide educational opportunities, and preserve biological diversity of native plants on the Regina Plain.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
beneficial management practice, biodiversity, biology, biological, biological diversity, conservation, demonstration, ecology, ecosystem, education, flower, grass, grow, habitat, land, landowner, learn, manage, native prairie, plains, plant, remnant, restore, restoration, seed, school, sod, species, student, teach, tour, vegetation, voluntary, wildlife
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Restoration projects at school sites.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Elementary school
Middle years school
High school
Professional and other training outside the formal school/higher education system (non-formal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Environment Canada through Eco-ACTION, Saskatchewan Minister of Environment through the Fish and Wildlife Development Fund, SaskPower, City of Regina, Nature Saskatchewan, Wascana Centre Authority

How did you find out about this survey?: 

Student Researcher.

Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Malin Hansen, Landowner Relations Coordinator
Email address of primary contact person: 
malin.hansen@swa.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

The Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery allows for the multiplication of wild seed for numerous native prairie plant species.  The Regina Plains landscape is an ideal area for annual crop production, and nearly all of the land in this area has been cultivated.  In fact, it is estimated that that less than 0.1% of this 1.1 million acre area remains as native prairie.  The seed provided by the nursery helps conserve species and genetic diversity that otherwise may have been lost.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
biodiversity, biology, biological, biological diversity, conservation, crop, cultivate, ecology, ecosystem, field, flower, forb, grass, grow, habitat, harvest, land, landowner, manage, native prairie, pasture, plains, plant, range, remnant, restore, restoration, riparian, sedge, seed, soil, species, stewardship, topography, vegetation
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Tours available upon request.

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Saskatchewan Minister of Environment through the Fish and Wildlife Development Fund, SaskPower, SaskPower Shand Greenhouse, City of Regina

Campbell Collegiate Eco-Fair 2008

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Emma Wilson
Email address of primary contact person: 
eml.wilson@hotmail.com
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

[excerpt from leaderpost article]
"We invited a whole bunch of groups from around Saskatchewan that have been involved in actions towards sustaining the environment," said Kaitlyn Hughes, a Grade 12 student and member of the environmental club. "There are also groups here that sell environmental products that help to eliminate pollution or conserve energy." More than 35 booths were set up throughout the Campbell hallways and gymnasium. The fair ran for the duration of the day and the majority of students were given time to peruse the displays. Presentations were also made in the Campbell auditorium about environmental issues relevant to high school students. RCE climate change student researcher Billy Patterson spoke to about 300 grade nine students regarding "the environment, climate change, and you."

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

24/04/2008

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
campbell, highschool, eco-fair
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Engaging highschool students and community on a variety of sustainability issues.

What level of education does this project address?: 
High school
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
Project sponsors/funders: 

Campbell highschool, Campbell Environmental Club

Saskatoon Nature Society

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Branimir Gjetvaj
Email address of primary contact person: 
president@saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

The Saskatoon Nature Society, a charitable organization founded in 1955, brings together those interested in the natural world. Our objective is to promote the appreciation of nature and encourage a deeper knowledge of it through observation and sharing of experience.  Our society supports nature conservation projects in the Saskatoon area and is an active advocate for the preservation of plant and animal habitats.  We hold monthly meetings from September to April with talks, films and slide presentations on topics related to nature.  We organize frequent field trips, where we provide opportunities to observe birds, mammals, insects and plants in the company of other naturalists. Three or more guided field trips are held each month in spring, summer and fall with occasional trips in winter. Visit our web site for a description of presentation topics and field trip schedule. We are stewards of the Saskatoon Natural Grasslands and Peturrson's Ravine, areas under the jurisdiction of the Meewasin Valley Authority. For our Young Naturalists' Program, we collaborate with the Saskatoon Zoo Society to offer workshops and field trips for young people aged five to eleven.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Saskatoon, nature society, field trips, informal education, , advocacy, Young Naturalist Program, awareness
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Field trips, Young Naturalist Program, monthly meetings

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)
How did you find out about this survey?: 

Student researcher

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