Archives for 2021

Feb
1
Nature Saskatchewan has summer job opportunities available

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Nature Saskatchewan has the following job opportunities. All positions are based in Regina, involve extensive travel in southern Saskatchewan, and start in early May, 2021. General qualifications include a strong interest in conservation and environmental education, and studies in the fields of biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, or other related studies. Applicants should have strong communication, computer, and organizational skills; be self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; hold a valid driver’s license (vehicle will be provided); and be willing to travel and work flexible hours, including outdoors. Applicants should also be able to hike to field sites carrying field equipment. First Aid and CPR certification is an asset.

Applications for all postings must be sent via email and will be accepted until 11:59 pm on March 1st, 2021. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Due to COVID-19, the following positions will follow all Saskatchewan Public Health Authority guidelines, thus, schedules and protocols will be subject to change on short notice throughout the position terms.

 


 

  1. Habitat Stewardship Summer Assistant

 

Positions: Two full-time summer positions for 16-18 weeks @ $18/hour. Summer assistants will assist in the delivery of our Operation Burrowing Owl, Shrubs for Shrikes, Plovers on Shore and Stewards of Saskatchewan banner programs.  These programs promote conservation of habitat for prairie species at risk.

 

Tasks and responsibilities: Assist program coordinators with program delivery; prepare communications and educational materials for distribution; assist in searches, monitoring and other conservation activities; contact and communicate with rural landowners regarding target species; educate targeted public audiences about species at risk on the prairies; and help deliver workshops and presentations to agricultural producers and the public (virtual and/or in-person).

 

Specific requirements and qualifications: Willingness to travel extensively, to camp, work evenings and weekends, and to adapt to schedule and protocol changes on short notice. Should also possess basic wildlife and plant identification skills, computer skills, communication skills, and familiarity with GPS, maps and rural Saskatchewan are assets.

 

Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to Rebecca Magnus at outreach@naturesask.ca by  11:59 pm, March 1st, 2021. Include in the subject line “Summer Assistant Application” followed by your name.

 


 

  1. Rare Plant Rescue Habitat Stewardship Summer Assistant

 

Position: One full-time summer position for 16-18 weeks @ $18/hour. The summer assistant will assist in the delivery of our Rare Plant Rescue program.  This program promotes conservation of prairie plant species at risk.

 

Tasks and responsibilities: Assist program coordinators with program delivery; prepare communications and educational materials for distribution; assist in searches, monitoring and other conservation activities; contact and communicate with rural landowners regarding target species; educate targeted public audiences about species at risk on the prairies; and help deliver workshops and presentations to agricultural producers and the public (virtual and/or in-person).

 

Specific requirements and qualifications: Basic plant identification skills (training in rare plant identification will be provided); willing to work flexible hours outdoors including in inclement conditions; willing to adapt to changing schedules due to unexpected circumstances or adjustments based on field conditions; willing to travel extensively; to camp; work evenings and weekends; ability to hike to field sites carrying equipment; strong organizational skills; familiarity with GPS and maps is an asset.

 

Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to Ashley Vass at rpr@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm March 1st, 2021. Include in the subject line “Application: RPR Summer Assistant” followed by your name.

 


 

  1.  Rare Plant Rescue Search and Monitoring Staff

 

Position(s): Two full-time summer staff for 16-18 weeks @ $20/hr.  Search and monitoring staff will assist in the delivery of our Rare Plant Rescue program, which promotes the conservation of prairie plant species at risk. The staff will work together under the supervision and mentorship of the project leader. 

 

Tasks and responsibilities: Plan and conduct occupancy surveys and monitoring of prairie plant species at risk; contact and communicate with landowners regarding target species.

 

Specific requirements and  qualifications: Basic plant identification skills (training in rare plant identification will be provided); willing to work flexible hours outdoors including in inclement conditions; willing to adapt to changing schedules due to unexpected circumstances or adjustments based on field conditions; willing to travel extensively; to camp; work evenings and weekends; ability to hike to field sites carrying equipment; strong organizational skills; familiarity with GPS and maps is an asset.

 

Please email a resume and cover letter in one PDF file to Ashley Vass at rpr@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm March 1st, 2021. Include in the subject line “Application: Rare Plant Search and Monitoring Staff” followed by your name.

 


 

For all positions, preference will be given to Canadian students or recent graduates whose studies include the fields of biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, or other related studies. All else being equal, preference will be given to those who self-identify in their cover letter as being part of an underrepresented group or as having additional barriers in the labour market, such as visible minorities, LGBTQ2 individuals, Indigenous individuals, women in STEM, or persons with disabilities.

Feb
8
Register for our upcoming virtual events! Door Prizes at each event!

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All About Burrowing Owls
February 25, 2021 (7pm)
 

Featuring presentations by:

  • Nature Saskatchewan
  • Calgary Zoo
  • Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC
  •  Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre - featuring a live Burrowing Owl!
  • Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program - featuring a live Burrowing Owl!

    Click here to register

 


 

Managing for Bird Species at Risk & Incentives Guide
March 11, 2021 7pm

 

Featuring presentations from:

  • Prairie Conservation Action Plan
  • Nature Saskatchewan
  • Birds Canada
  • Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre - featuring a live Burrowing Owl!

    Click here to register

 


 

Multi-Species Management & Conservation Awareness Workshop
March 18, 2021 7pm
 

Featuring presentations from:

  • Prairie Conservation Action Plan
  • Nature Saskatchewan
  • Canadian Forage and Grassland Association

    Click here to register

 

Feb
10
Nature Trivia Night

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Nature Saskatchewan is excited to be partnering once again with Mystery Mansion Regina for an online trivia night on March 4 at 7pm. We have all new questions and category themes. Rounds will focus on Species at Risk, Climate Change and Canadian Nature Facts, with some fun music and picture trivia thrown in. Registration is FREE but space is limited to 20 teams. Register your team today by going to: https://forms.gle/ZJhD4vSjbXSAX8Ej7

Apr
8
ANNOUNCING Nature Saskatchewan’s Latest Publication

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Offering a wealth of information and illustrated with beautiful photographs taken by backyard bird enthusiasts from across the Prairies, this new 112-page publication is the ideal resource for anyone, veteran or novice, who longs to attract and enjoy birds at home year-round. In addition to advice on how to attract birds with food, shelter and water, and how to handle challenges should they arise, it includes detailed accounts of the species most likely to visit Saskatchewan yards and their feeding preferences. Sidebars with fascinating tidbits and trivia add interest and insight into the remarkable lives of wild birds. Whether you live in town or country, this beautiful new book will help you bring the colour and music of birds into your yard.

Our colourful new guide to feeding birds in Saskatchewan will hit the shelves just in time for Mother’s Day!  Books are anticipated to ship the week of May 3rd. At only $19.95 + GST this will make a great gift! Now available for pre-order.

For more information and for a peek inside click here.