SOS Banner Program

Nature Saskatchewan’s Stewards of Saskatchewan (SOS) banner program was launched in 2010 to include all prairie species at risk that weren’t already targeted by our other stewardship programs - OBO, RPR, SFS, and POS.

As of 2016, 97 private landowners and land managers participate in the SOS banner program, and together are conserving approximately 36,429 acres (14,742 ha) of habitat for a variety of species at risk.

With less than 25% of our native grasslands remaining, rural landowners play a key role in conserving prairie habitat and maintaining healthy grasslands. Their good stewardship arises because of close ties to the land from which they derive their livelihood. We recognize that the health of the prairie ecosystem is a shared responsibility, enhanced by the good stewardship shown by landowners across Saskatchewan!  If there are any species at risk on your land we would like to congratulate you on a job already well done!

Remember, if species at risk are on your land you should feel proud because that means that you are already doing something right! Those with species at risk on their land are invited to participate in Stewards of Saskatchewan.

 

Working Together to Help You!


Education- Increase your knowledge of prairie conservation and species at risk through educational materials including fact sheets, booklets, and workshops.

Habitat Enhancement- Nature Saskatchewan offers projects, such as fencing or alternative water development, to improve habitat for species, such as Sprague’s Pipits. Improving your operation and increasing habitat for wildlife – a win-win situation!

Conservation Easements- Leave a conservation legacy! Nature Saskatchewan, working together with partner agencies, offers you this opportunity to protect the land you love!

 

For more information on the Stewards of Saskatchewan Banner Program please read the Banner Program Brochure

Follow this link for a list of  Federally listed species at risk in Saskatchewan

For more information about Sprague's Pipit please read the Sprague's Pipit Brochure

 

“Our membership in these programs has provided us with a starting point for many conversations about the richness of plant and animal life in our province and the value of conserving habitat. Taking part in the program provides us with the support network of dedicated and knowledgeable staff at Nature Saskatchewan.”

-Bird Species at Risk Participant

 

Some Species at Risk in Saskatchewan:

  • Northern Leopard Frog

    Northern Leopard Frog

  • Great Plains Toad
  • Tiger Salamander











     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ord’s Kangaroo Rat

    Photo credit: E. Putz

  • Swift Fox
  • American Badger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer

    Photo credit: S. Fisher

  • Greater Short-horned Lizard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Barn Swallow

    Photo credit: L. Jack

  • Bobolink
  • Common Nighthawk
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Horned Grebe
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Sprague’s Pipit