Guilty pleas have been entered by former SaskParty cabinet minister Bill Boyd.
In Kindersley courtroom on Tuesday Boyd pleaded guilty to a charge under the Wildlife Protection Act and another charge under the provincial Environmental Protection and Management Act. Two other charges were withdrawn.
The former MLA agreed to pay a fine of $5,000, plus a surcharge.
He was originally facing four charges last year, after the Water Security Agency granted Boyd approval for irrigation work on land adjacent to protected wildlife habitat near Eston.
After the charges were laid, Boyd was removed from caucus after the conflict of interest commissioner found problems with his business trip to China.
He then resigned his seat.