Local Societies & Affiliates

Local Natural History societies were instrumental in establishing Nature Saskatchewan ( Sask. Natural History Society) back in 1949. With this long standing and historically based relationship local societies form a vital role in the natural heritage community in the province.

Photo credit: G. Murphy

One of the ways Nature Saskatchewan works with the local societies is through the Local Societies Support Program. In 2004, its initial year, the program focused on assisting local societies by providing speakers for their regular meetings.

Nature Saskatchewan also provides  "start-up" support for any community who wishes to develop a local Natural History society. Contact the Nature Saskatchewan office if there is interest in your community.

 

 

 

 

Local Societies & Affiliates

Chaplin Tourism Committee

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Box 30
Chaplin, SK
S0H 0V0

President:  Clem Millar
306-395-2277 (H)

Fort Qu'Appelle Nature Society

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Box 294
Balcarres, SK  S0G 0C0

President: Keith Stephens
306-334-2862
 

Friends of Wascana Marsh

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Friends of Wascana Marsh

Box 892
Regina, SK
S4P 3B1

Email:  friendsofwascanamarsh@gmail.com
 

Indian Head Natural History Society

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Box 995
Indian head, SK
S0G 2K0

President: Irv Escott
306-695-3987 (H)

Kelsey Ecological Society

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The Kelsey Ecological Society is named for Henry Kelsey, whose travels are commemorated on a Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society plaque on Highway 49/9, between Preeceville and Sturgis.

Members of the Kelsey Ecological Society unveiled the plaque on September 15, 2012 to officially commemorate Henry Kelsey’s travels through the area. The plaque is located on a large stone near the Lilian River, approximately one mile west of Sturgis.

The plaque reads:

In the summers of 1690-91 Henry Kelsey accompanying Cree and Assiniboine Indians is now believed to have passed this spot. Trekking from the north down the Etomami-
Lilian Valley corridor across the nearby Assiniboine River and up unto the open plains.

He was the first European to see the Canadian Prairies. Until the 1926 discovery of the
Kelsey papers in an Irish castle the location of Kelsey’s route was only conjecture. The
papers provide historians the opportunity to re-write history and to assert persuasively
that Henry Kelsey was here.

The Kelsey Ecological Society was formed by a group of nature enthusiasts in April 1997, as a Chapter of Nature Saskatchewan. Our primary purposes are to bring together those who are interested in the Natural World, and to promote Education, Observation, and Sharing of Nature’s Phenomena in our area.

The Kelsey Ecological Society sponsors guest speakers and field tours throughout the year, and meets on the third Wednesday of each month (except December and January) at 7:00 PM.

 

Box 549                                                                                   
Preeceville, SK
S0A 3B0

President: Kathleen Pitt
306-547-2008(H); 
kathleentpitt@icloud.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meadow Lake 'Woodlanders' Junior Forest Wardens

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513 - 2nd Avenue West
Meadow Lake, Sask
S9X 1B2

Coordinator:  Neil Marsh  306-236-2166 (home)
www:  www.meadowlakejfw.blogspot.com

Nature Moose Jaw

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Coordinator:  Lorna Arnold
naturemoosejaw@outlook.com

Nature Prince Albert

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Box 235
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 5R5

President: Jim Bahr
306-765-1636 (H)

james.bahr@saskpolytech.ca

www: www.natureprincealbert.ca/index.html

Meetings
Nature Prince Albert meets at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of every month from September through May.

Nature Regina

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Box 291

Regina, SK  S4P 3A1

President: Gary Seib natureregina@gmail.com
www: nonprofits.accesscomm.ca/rnhs/


Meetings
Meetings held on the third Monday of each month, beginning at 7:30pm, except during the summer, and are open to the public. They are held at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, at Albert Street and College Avenue, in Regina.

Neudorf Nature Trails and Wild Bird Nature Sanctuary Society

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Neudorf Sk, is located in east central Saskatchewan  20 minutes south west of Melville. The south end of Neudorf's Main Street runs directly to our aspen groves which contain about 15 km of walking trails. The western portion of the park is set aside as a bird sanctuary, hence the name " NEUDORF NATURE TRAILS & WILD BIRD SANCTUARY SOCIETY"  We are primarily devoted to the information and education side of bird study. Our information site was opened in 2013 and consisted of a picnic area with a display of 24 plaques in a semi circle around the perimeter. Future development will be an enclosed billboard  stage from which lectures can be delivered to the school children or evening sessions for all. We invite all interested persons to come to Neudorf and enjoy a walk in nature.

 

Box 938                                                                                     
Neudorf, SK
S0A 2T0

President:  Keith Gerstner
306-748-2218
iwritenotes4u@hotmail.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saskatoon Nature Society

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The goal of the Saskatoon Nature Society is to promote the appreciation of nature and encourage a deeper knowledge of it through observation, education, and sharing of experience. We support nature conservation and actively advocate for the preservation of plant and animal habitats in the Saskatoon area. We conduct field trips year round, offer outdoor experiences for Young Naturalists in partnership with the Saskatoon Zoo Society, and support a weekday field trip program for retiree members; offer free monthly public lectures on a wide range of topics September through April; staff information booths at major community events; sell a guide to nature viewing sites in the Saskatoon area; maintain a web site; and host a Facebook Page. We are an active partner in a coalition to preserve and protect urban wetlands and an important natural area known as the Northeast Swale; and we participate in Wild About Saskatoon, the coalition organizing the annual NatureCity Festival. Many of our approximately 500 members (as individuals and in families) are dedicated volunteers who make these activities possible and generate a strong voice for nature in the Saskatoon area.

 

Box 448 RPO University                                                          
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 4J8


President: Valerie Martz
vmartz@shaw.ca
306-249-0468
www: www.saskatoonnaturesociety.sk.ca

 

 

Meetings
All meetings are open to the public and usually held in the Biology Lecture Theatre (Biology 106), Geology-Biology Complex, at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Check the website for the schedule.

 

Southwest Naturalists

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634 1st Ave NE
Swift Current, S9H 2B9

President: Janet Payne;
306-773-1085
janetpayne@sasktel.net

Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month, September to June; meetings start at 7:00 pm.

Meetings are held at the Swift Current Museum, 44 Roberts St. W.

 

Weyburn Nature Society

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Box 131
McTaggart, SK
S0G 3G0

Secretary: Val Thomas
306-842-5005 (H)
val_doyle_thomas@hotmail.com

Wolseley Nature Conservation Society

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Box 172
Wolseley, SK
President: Richard Solberg
Email: w.n.c.s.@outlook.com
 

Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association

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216 Roslyn Ave.
Yorkton, SK
S3N 1P4

www.yfbta.com

President: Martin Phillips
306-783-0825 (H)
mphillips@imagewireless.ca

Yorkton Natural History Society

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45 Darlinton St. E
Yorkton, SK
S3N 0C3

President: Geoff Rushowick
306-783-5898 (H)