Special Publications

Editor for Special Publications: Donna Bruce

Nature Saskatchewan is a niche publisher specializing in publications that inform, educate, and celebrate Saskatchewan’s natural history and heritage. From our first special publication, A Guide to Saskatchewan Mammals (1958) to the present day, we have produced and sold thousands of copies of 38 special publications, most which would not have been published in any other way.

Our newest and most significant release to date is Birds of Saskatchewan (2019), a compendium of all the bird species known to have occurred in the province, complemented by maps and over 1,000 colour photos. This publication marks the culmination of the Manley Callin Series, a series of eight publications about birds in regions of the province that includes Birds of Yorkton—Duck Mountain (2003), Birds of the Saskatoon Area (2002) and the very popular and now out-of-print Birds of the Elbow (1996). Manley Callin’s generous bequest to the society some years ago enabled us to produce Birds of Saskatchewan, and to donate copies to libraries and high schools in the province.

Other special publications range from studies of species such as Dragonflies & Damselflies in the Hand (2011) and Prairie Phoenix (Lilium philadelphicum): The Red Lily in Saskatchewan (2005) to the celebration of places such as The Great Sand Hills: A Prairie Oasis (2007) and When the Ice Goes Out on Doré Lake (2016), an engaging account of 3 summers spent studying water birds on a boreal lake. We also co-publish, with the Flora of Saskatchewan Association, their excellent series of installments or fascicles of Flora of Saskatchewan that, to date, include: Ferns and Fern Allies; Lilies, Irises and Orchids, Sedges (Carex); Grasses; Conifers and Catkin-Bearing Trees and Shrubs; and Rushes, Bulrushes and Pondweeds.

Nature Saskatchewan publications can be purchased online at www.naturesask.ca/store/en/publications or by contacting the office at 1-306-780-9273 or 1-800-667-4668. For pricing information please go to our store.

Anyone interested in proposing a possible Nature Saskatchewan publication is advised to request a copy of the Special Publications Program Guidelines for Authors from the Nature Saskatchewan office (info@naturesask.ca or 1-800-667-4668).

Photo credit: K. Martin