The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is going to lobby the provincial government to help farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires in southwest Saskatchewan.
SARM President Ray Orb toured the Burstall, Richmound and Fox Valley areas Monday.
Orb says burned pastures may not recover for two or three years and there is also erosion on cropland due to a lack of stubble.
He also heard surviving cattle are under stress, with reports of some breeding cows losing their calves.
SARM wants to know if the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) will be able to cover some of the uninsurable fire damage.
It is estimated 75,000 acres of land were damaged in the Burstall region and another 10,000 acres in the Tompkins area.
(with files from CJWW)