The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association has received 2.58 million dollars in federal funds to conserve habitat for species at risk in the province.
Doug Gillespie, president, says the funds will help develop conservation strategies to meet the needs of producers and habitat.
The conservation work will include the South of the Divide Group and take place over five years in southwestern Saskatchewan.
Tom Harrison, with South of the Divide Conservation Action Program, says the funds will be put to good use because producers will be asked to change some practices to protect species at risk.
Species at risk include the sage grouse, burrowing owl and the swift fox.
Projects include habitat restoration as well as fencing and other infrastructure to protect the land and the water.