The Saskatchewan government has proclaimed this week as Native Prairie Appreciation week, June 19-25.
Native prairie grassland is one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth.
Native prairie ecosystems are some of the most at-risk areas in the world.
Native prairie appreciation week is an effort to draw attention to the need to conserve these important areas.
Agriculture minister David Marit says producers are aware that sustainable grazing management of native pastures supports biodiversity and will maintain this ecosystem for generations.
A variety of activities are planned by the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan, including urban awareness booths at the Regina, Swift Current and Moose Jaw Farmers’ Markets, giving away native seed packets, an activity checklist, a youth poster contest, social media photo contest, webinar, and pasture tour, planned with the Society for Range management.