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The province’s native prairie is a unique ecosystem that provides a number of ecological, social and environmental benefits, as well as habitat for a number of species.

The Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture jointly proclaim June 13 to 19, 2021, as Native Prairie Appreciation Week. The Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) has a number of activities planned to celebrate the week, including virtual events and contests.

“Saskatchewan’s producers are stewards of the land and our ranching sector plays an important role in conserving and managing rangeland around the province. The sustainable practices of our ranchers promote the ecological health of the native prairie ecosystem,” said Agriculture Minister David Marit.

“Native Prairie Appreciation Week is a great way to recognize and celebrate the diverse value of the native prairie,” SK PCAP Manager Carolyn Gaudet said. “We want everyone to learn more about one of the most threatened landscapes in the world that occurs right here in Saskatchewan and we have activities and resources to help with that.”

To register or learn more about Native Prairie Appreciation Week, visit https://www.pcap-sk.org/upcoming-events/npaw, or contact their office pcap@sasktel.net.

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