Institutions and Agencies

Institutions and Agencies


Bird Studies Canada

Bird Studies Canada is our country’s leading science-based bird conservation organization. Our mission is to conserve wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Association (SK)

CPAWS Saskatchewan works collaboratively with all levels of governments, local communities, industry, and indigenous peoples, to protect the amazing natural places found in our province. We also strive to ensure that our national and provincial parks, as well as other existing protected areas, are managed effectively to protect the ecological integrity of the ecosystems they steward.


Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

We provide a Canada-wide perspective on wildlife health at the same time as helping to identify and assess emerging problems at a local level. The CWHC facilitates and supports teams, programs and partnerships needed to meet this goal. We build capacity through training the next generation of experts and advocating for strategic investment in wildlife health. Our research creates new wildlife health information and identifies ways to translate that knowledge into action. All of these activities work toward the goal of creating awareness of the importance of wildlife health and providing credible and trustworthy information to affect positive change at a local, national and international level.

Ducks Unlimited Canada (SK)

Our philosophy in Saskatchewan is simple: conserve wetlands, restore those that have been drained or damaged, and responsibly manage the projects under our care. We focus on securing the land and water that waterfowl need to survive.


Environment Canada Canadian Wildlife Services

EC Canadian Wildlife Service is responsible for the protection and management of migratory birds and nationally important wildlife habitat, endangered species, research on nationally important wildlife issues, control of international trade in endangered species, and international treaties.

Friends of Wascana Marsh

Friends of Wascana Marsh is committed to protecting a diverse and productive Wascana Marsh ecosystem. We provide outdoor, nature-based educational and interpretive opportunities and promote environmental sustainability within an urban setting. Through partnerships and community engagement, Friends of Wascana Marsh is developing a legacy for future generations.


Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. A private, non-profit organization, we partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. We secure properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and manage them for the long term.

Nature Saskatchewan

Nature Saskatchewan offers a suite of five voluntary stewardship programs that engage rural landowners and land managers in conserving habitat in southern Saskatchewan to benefit: species at risk from disappearing prairie landscapes, ecosystem health, and people.


Prince Albert Model Forest

The Prince Albert Model Forest (PAMF) is a non-profit partnership of forest users committed to the sustainability of Saskatchewan’s forests through research, education and the equitable sharing of forest resources. The goals of the PAMF are to work with forest communities to develop governance models for creating new resource-based opportunities, to build capacity among local people including Aboriginal communities, to manage those resources and new opportunities, to provide the tools and the forum that brings diverse groups together to integrate land management, develop ideas and find solutions that lead to community sustainability.


Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve

Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve was designated by the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program on January 21, 2000 in Paris. The designation formally recognizes the region’s commitment to the conservation of biological diversity, the pursuit of sustainable economic development and the creation of opportunities for education, research and experimental approaches to improved land management.


Royal Saskatchewan Museum

As a provincial museum, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum works to further the understanding of Saskatchewan’s natural history and aboriginal cultures.

Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre

Mandate: To promote conservation of the burrowing owl and native prairie habitat through education, eco-tourism, conservation and stewardship.


Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre

Mission: To serve Saskatchewan by gathering, interpreting and distributing standardized information on the ecological status of provincial wild species and communities.

Saskatchewan Environmental Society

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is a non-profit, registered charity whose mandate is to work towards a world in which all needs can be met in sustainable ways. Sustainability requires healthy ecosystems, livelihoods, and communities. SES concentrates on sustainable energy and climate solutions, water protection, resource conservation, biodiversity preservation, and reduction of toxic substances. We focus on four areas of action: provision of information services, speakers, and educational material; develop policy and solutions to problems, as well as influence and participate in societal decision-making; create action projects to demonstrate the viability of solutions; support community groups and assist them in organization of reaching sustainable goals in their communities, as well as help groups to shift towards sustainability.


Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

The Ministry of Environment provides science-based solutions, compliance and mitigation measures aimed at protecting the environment, safeguarding communities and helping to ensure balanced economic growth and a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan residents.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic – Integrated Resource Management Diploma

Integrated Resource Management is a two-year diploma program that gives you a unique perspective on balancing the environmental, economic and social factors of natural resource development. The program emphasizes hands-on learning through labs, camps, field exercises and work experience. You’ll learn how to collect and analyze data, enforce regulations and monitor resource use. You’ll develop knowledge and skill in:

  • air-photo use and interpretation
  • applying Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to resource management situations
  • applying statistics to resource management problems
  • fish, wildlife, forestry and parks management
  • implementing quality control
  • mapping, compassing and remote sensing
  • operating and maintaining vehicles, boats and all-terrain vehicles
  • research design, analysis and technical reporting
  • surviving in the wilderness

You’ll graduate with hands-on experience and receive additional certificates in First Aid, ATV and snowmobile operation, etc. that make you job ready.


Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan

The SK PCAC Partnership brings together 30 agencies and organizations representing producers, industry, provincial & federal governments, environmental non-government organizations, research and educational institutions working towards a common vision of prairie and species at risk conservation in Saskatchewan. The partnership increases communication and collaboration amongst partners; addresses gaps in native prairie research/activities and programming; guides the development of programs and policies that reward sustainable use and promote ecological health and integrity including species at risk recovery; and improves public understanding of native prairie and species at risk.

Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is a non-profit, non-government, charitable organization of over 33,000 members in 122 branches across Saskatchewan. Our mission is “To ensure the wild life legacy we leave to our children surpasses that which we inherited.”

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Saskatoon Nature Society

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 and is an active advocate for the preservation of plant and animal habitats.

Wildlife Preservation Canada

We specialize in science-based techniques such as conservation breeding and release, reintroduction and translocation. We always work in collaboration with appointed recovery teams and other organizations. Our partners include federal and provincial ministries and parks, habitat-oriented charities and land trusts, zoos, universities and colleges, and local grassroots volunteer groups.