Prairie Pride: Native Prairie Appreciation Week Kicks Off in Saskatchewan

Syed Azam

This year marks the 25th anniversary for both the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) and Native Prairie Appreciation Week.

Native Prairie Appreciation Week will be observed jointly by the Environment and Agriculture Ministries from June 18 to 24. The native prairie is a distinctive ecosystem that contributes numerous ecological, societal, and environmental benefits and serves as a habitat for numerous species. It is a part of our provincial identity.

Native Prairie Appreciation Week and the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) both turn 25 this year.

According to Environment Minister Dana Skoropad, “Native Prairie Appreciation Week serves as a fantastic platform to celebrate the diverse native prairie and its indispensable contribution to the preservation of Saskatchewan’s rich biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and other economic and environmental benefits.” I would like to congratulate the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan on its 25 years of dedication to promoting awareness of this significant ecoregion and establishing partnerships throughout the province to promote native prairie conservation.

According to Agriculture Minister David Marit, “Native prairie in Saskatchewan is a valuable resource to support the growth of the livestock industry and environmental biodiversity in our province.” For the sake of safeguarding this vital ecosystem for future generations, our ranchers recognize the significance of employing sustainable grazing management.”

This week, SK PCAP will host a number of initiatives, including digital competitions and events.

According to SK PCAP Manager Carolyn Gaudet, “one thing the partners could agree on when the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan started 25 years ago was the need to increase awareness about the importance of native prairie in Saskatchewan.” Since the beginning of Native Prairie Appreciation Week, we have been able to acknowledge and celebrate the significance of native prairie each and every year. We offer a plethora of resources on our website and YouTube channel to assist anyone in learning more about what makes native prairie a valuable resource.

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