The Nature Conservancy of Canada are setting right to work on protection efforts on their newest project.
The organization has announced their purchase of a 113 acre plot of land near Pasqua Lake.
Cameron Wood, a Program Director in Saskatchewan with the NCC, said part of those efforts will involve them doing a variety of surveys.
“It’s to document exactly what’s there for species, assess the condition of the habitat,” he said. “Really, get a baseline understanding of what the property is.”
This is the second announcement of the purchase of property from the organization this summer, as earlier, they announced they’d purchased site in the Qu’Appelle Valley outside of Craven. The area appears to be one of importance for the Conservancy, where there’s tempered grasslands in need of protection.
“That area along the Qu’Appelle Valley that’s still left intact is actually vitally important to maintaining our ecosystem.”
Wood notes the area near Pasqua Lake is one rich in biodiversity.
“There’s diversity of hawks, red tail hawks and Swainson’s hawks , turkey vultures are common there.