Plovers On Shore

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Habitat Stewardship Coordinator - Plovers on Shore
Email address of primary contact person: 
outreach@naturesask.ca
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

Nature Saskatchewan's Plovers On Shore (POS) is a voluntary stewardship program that promotes the endangered Piping Plover as an ambassador for conserving shoreline/wetland habitat for plovers and other prairie species. POS works with southern Saskatchewan landowners to voluntarily conserve shoreline/wetland habitat by agreeing not to disturb or negatively alter plover nesting habitat including not draining wetlands, allowing livestock on the shoreline/wetland, or breaking surrounding prairie.  

Plovers On Shore:

- Conserves shoreline/wetland habitat for Piping Plovers and other wildlife through voluntary landowner stewardship.

- Increases awareness and education about Piping Plovers and other prairie species.

- Encourages and monitors the plover population in Saskatchewan through POS participants.

- Promotes beneficial management practices, and habitat enhancement and restoration.

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

Began May 2008; Ongoing.

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
Piping Plover, stewardship, education, private landowners, Species At Risk.
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Plovers On Shore aims to increase awareness and provide education on Piping Plovers and other prairie species targeted at landholders and to the general public.

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

Alliance Pipeline, Greencover Canada Technical Assistance Program, Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – Canada Summer Jobs Program, Saskatchewan Environment - Fish & Wildlife Development Fund, Saskatchewan Environmental Industry and Management Association - Green Team, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, Shell Environmental Fund, The EJLB Foundation, TD Friends of the Environment, World Wildlife Fund and Environment Canada - Endangered Species Recovery Fund, Nature Saskatchewan Member Donations