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Nature Saskatchewan saw another successful year

during 2015-2016, thanks in large part to skills and

dedication of our Executive Director Jordan Ignatiuk,

members of the staff and numerous volunteers. I

would like to express gratitude to my fellow volunteer

members of the Board of Directors for providing

guidance and words of wisdom in setting the direction

of the society. Thank you all for your contribution and

for making Nature Saskatchewan such a great


I invite you to browse through the latest Annual

Report and learn about our stewardship, research and

education programs and activities that took place over

the last 12 months. We witnessed many changes at

Nature Saskatchewan; the most visible is merging of

two quarterly print publications Nature Views and Blue

Jay into one publication, the “new” Blue Jay. Due to

increasing cost of managing two parallel publications,

the Board made a difficult decision to cease

publication of Nature Views. The new, re-designed

Blue Jay will contain editorial material for the benefit

of our members, as well as natural history notes and

research papers to promote sharing of knowledge

about natural history in the province. We will continue

to communicate with our members and supporters on

a monthly basis with an up-to-date and informative

electronic newsletter.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to express my

gratitude to Blue Jay editors Kerry Hecker and Lowell

Strauss for working relentlessly over the last four

years to manage an excellent journal. They are

passing a baton to the new Blue Jay editor, Annie

McLeod. Annie has a background in journalism and

we are excited to have her on board. The last issue of

Nature Views was published in the spring of 2016. I

am sure that co-editors Rob Warnock and Angela

Dohms had a very hard time saying goodbye to the

publication. Rob served at the helm for over twelve

years and Angela for eight. In 2012 Rob and Angela

received a Long-Term Service Award for their

contribution to the society. Thank you both for your

passion and invaluable assistance during the Blue

Jay transition. I wish you well in your new


After extensive consultation, the Board brought

forward a new strategic plan to focus the society

activities for the period 2016–2019. We set up several

priority areas: targeted outreach (to strengthen

organizational diversity and member engagement),

habitat conservation, to secure consistent and reliable

funding, and to manage Nature Saskatchewan as a

valued, reputable and effective employer. Under the

leadership of experienced Board member Donna

Bruce, we reviewed and updated numerous policies

(apparently a never-ending task), which will bring

stability to the society governance.

In June of 2015 we welcomed Lorne Scott’s return to

the Board. Frank Roy will complete his term as

honorary president at the June 2016 AGM. Dean

Cattell, Joan Feather and Tara Sample are stepping

down from Board duties in response to the demands

of their busy lives. We are grateful to Tara for

assuming the position of the society President after

being a Vice-President for only one year. After

completing one year of her second 2-year term, she

will not be able to resume her duties as the Past

President - Donna Bruce will step in and assist the

new President through a steep learning curve.

I am very thankful to the dedicated, energetic and

very capable members of the Board, staff and society

volunteers for working together in achieving our

mission: to engage and inspire people to appreciate,

learn about and conserve Saskatchewan’s natural


Branimir Gjetvaj


Message from the Board

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Nature Saskatchewan

Connects People with Nature

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Nature Quest Nature Quest is a school based program that brings an Aboriginal perspective to the understanding and appreciation of nature. It combines a classroom-based Treaties Program of discussion, music, story-telling, computer lab work, dance and drama with a range of outdoor activities including (among others) photography, hiking, snowshoeing, fishing and trapping. Nature Quest has continued this year with Community Hand in Hand project in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan. This project brings ~500 students together from Makwa Sahgaiehcan and Ernie Studer schools in a spirit of exchange and reciprocity. John Murray, Nature Quest co-ordinator, toured some of the Northern Communities (including Makwa Sahgaiehcan/Loon Lake) that are being impacted by the recent upsurge in timber harvesting in the province. He did Boreal Forest education work as well as collected local stories from some of the people about what they see happening in the forest with respect to the logging. Main outcome of the project is to increase awareness of Saskatchewan residents, especially for those in the South, of current activities in the Northern Forest. Once the Northern Tour is finished presentations will be made in key southern communities. The Permaculture and Treaty Education program is delivered by Kjelti Anderson to 45 grade 9 Sākewew High School students in North Battleford. This program is unique to Sākewew High School and gave students diverse opportunities to connect with nature through art, music, photography, storytelling, treaty education, gardening, and field trips. Expanding on this project, is the Sākewew High School Edible Schoolyard Garden Project which will create a long lasting resource and education tool for the First Nations students of the Battlefords area to learn about growing their own food in a hands-on practical way in addition to providing healthy, fresh, locally grown vegetables and herbs for the schools lunch program in the Fall.

Inner Nature

The Inner Nature Program brought Métis director

Jeanne Corrigal into 20 rural and small

community schools across central

Saskatchewan, to screen and facilitate reflection

on her Saskatchewan made film about a Métis

Elder whose life was an inspiring example of

intercultural connection. In total 61 presentations

were delivered to a sum of 3678 youth and 254


This student asked if she could wear Jeanne’s

sash and worked with such touching sincerity and

creativity on her matchbox. When she was done,

she asked if she could share with the class, and

she spoke so genuinely and movingly that she

had ‘learned so much from Jim Settee”. When

she shared it was like hearing a leader from the

future speaking.

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PlantWatch & NatureWatch

The PlantWatch program asks citizen scientists

to simply observe blooming dates for a selection

of plant species. The information being gathered

from our province and others is helping to make

some sense of the impact of climate change on

the environment. We had a total of 185

PlantWatch bloom dates submitted to the

national data base last year from all over


NatureWatch is a suite of four programs that

includes PlantWatch. This year resources were

developed for these programs including

WormWatch, IceWatch and FrogWatch.

Last Mountain Bird


The Last Mountain Bird Observatory brings

together skilled staff and interested volunteers to

catch and record migrating birds. On average,

3,400 birds of 76 species are banded each year.

Some 500 visitors, including individuals, families,

school groups and Scouts/Guides groups,

observed our work and learned more about the

birds, migration and bird population trends. We

hosted our first International Migratory Bird Day

celebration on May 9th. The event included bird

banding, presentations and a free BBQ

sponsored by SaskEnergy. The Flight Plan

Partners plaque was unveiled during the event to

commemorate all the generous individuals and

organizations that donated to this successful


Christmas Bird Count

People have been counting birds during the

Christmas season in Saskatchewan for over 70

years. Nature Saskatchewan plays an important

role in compiling and publishing the results of

Christmas Bird Counts. In many cases these are

the only winter records for some regions; they

have provided valuable data for researchers and



"The trip with this year’s kids had a lasting

impact on their love of nature and

understanding of the interdependence and

complexity of all living things."

Jacqueline Roy

Grade 5 French Immersion

École W. S. Hawrylak School

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We Have a Long Publishing


Nature Saskatchewan is the publisher of choice

for books about nature in Saskatchewan. Though

some of our 35 publications are now out of print,

most are available for purchase through Nature

Saskatchewan’s web site or directly by contacting

the Nature Saskatchewan office. Work is

ongoing on the Birds of Saskatchewan

publication. This will be a massive work, and the

result of a lifetime of observation and information

gathering on the part of a group of passionate

and highly motivated amateur naturalists.

Our quarterly nature magazine, Blue Jay, has

been published since 1942. It is a unique

publication, providing a blend of science, natural

history and nature appreciation for readers from

across the prairie provinces. Our neighbouring

provinces have nothing like it, which can explain

the abundance of contributions (and subscribers)

from outside of Saskatchewan. Nature

Saskatchewan is currently looking into ways to

make Blue Jay available online for both current

and past issues.

Nature Saskatchewan also produces a monthly

e-newsletter that keeps subscribers up to date

with coming events, news stories, employment

opportunities and more. It also provides a venue

for our local societies to promote events and

report on their activities. To keep our members

and followers as up to date as possible, we can

also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

and YouTube.

We Offer an Annual Graduate

Student Scholarship

Every June, Nature Saskatchewan awards the

Margaret Skeel Graduate Student Scholarship.

The scholarship is offered to students studying in

the fields of ecology, wildlife management,

biology, environmental studies including social

science applied to marketing conservation and

sustainable use of natural resources.

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A Reason to Belong to Nature


Members of Nature Saskatchewan know they

are part of something great. By lending their

voice to the collective of Nature Saskatchewan

they know they are doing their part to ensure

conservation work in the province.

Nature Saskatchewan programs and events

provide concrete opportunities for

individuals to be involved; we continue to seek

ways that will sustain and enhance

interest and participation across the

province. Over the past year we have worked

with the Regina Open Door Society to reach out

to new Canadians. We have attended their

events and have created event materials in 5

different languages to help us connect. We

have been successful in attracting some new

Canadian families to our events and hope to

grow this further in the future.

For many years, members of Nature

Saskatchewan and their friends and families

have attended the annual Spring and Fall

meets. These gatherings are held throughout

the province and showcase the gems of

Saskatchewan through nature tours,

presentations and guest speakers over the

course of a weekend. The Spring meet also

hosts the Annual General Meeting for Nature

Saskatchewan while the Fall meet celebrates

those who contribute to the world of

conservation through our awards program.

Nature Sanctuaries

Nature Saskatchewan owns or holds lease to

seven properties protected as nature

sanctuaries because of their significant

ecological character. Each sanctuary has

Nature Saskatchewan members appointed as

official stewards for the purpose of monitoring

and protecting the land. Some of the sanctuary

stewards are also involved in the development

and leading of tours of the land for members,

school groups, and visitors.

The photo above is of the largest tree at the

Turtle Lake Nature Sanctuary.

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Nature Saskatchewan

Conserves Valued Species and Spaces

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We Work With Landowners

Towards Conservation

Our voluntary Stewards of Saskatchewan (SOS)

suite of programs are designed to conserve

habitat for prairie species at risk. For nearly thirty

years, the SOS programs have enabled rural

landowners and land managers to become

actively and concretely involved in habitat

conservation and monitoring of plant and wildlife

species at risk (SAR) in southern Saskatchewan.

The SOS staff work in cooperation with over 730

rural landowners and managers, as well as other

organizations, volunteers, and professionals. The

main program activities include encouraging and

facilitating stewardship, education and awareness

(e.g., to prevent the inadvertent destruction of

habitat), and population surveys and monitoring

(e.g., through census reports).

The SOS staff work with the Saskatchewan

Conservation Data Center (SK CDC) and

Canadian Wildlife Service SAR Recovery Teams

to document and verify SAR sightings and to

monitor populations. For example: SAR locational

data are shared with the SK CDC through the

annual census that is conducted with SOS

participants. Including 2015, data collected since

the initiation of Operation Burrowing Owl (OBO) in

1987, Nature Saskatchewan has submitted at

least 1,731 records of Burrowing Owls (49%) out

of the 3,534 total records in the SK CDC


On-site visits are conducted with landowners and

site-specific SAR Beneficial Management

Practices (BMP) plans are created for interested

participants. These site-specific SAR BMP plans

encourage land stewardship practices that are

beneficial to the SAR and other wildlife in the area

while allowing for the specific operations at that

location to run efficiently. In 2015-2016, 29 site-

specific SAR BMP plans were created with SOS

participants, totalling over 250 plans since 2009.

There are 361 OBO participants conserving

60,157 hectares (148,650 acres) of prairie habitat

for Burrowing Owls at 497 sites. Participants

have reported an overall population decline of

over 97.5% from 1988 to 2015 at OBO sites.

Launched in 2003, there are currently 175 Shrubs

for Shrikes participants conserving 12,042

hectares (29,755 acres) of grassland and shrub

habitat for the threatened Prairie Loggerhead

Shrike at 265 sites.

Plovers on Shore focuses on conserving and

enhancing shoreline habitat for the endangered

Piping Plover since 2009. There are 47

participants conserving over 115 km (72.3 mi) of

shoreline habitat at 134 sites.

The Stewards of Saskatchewan banner program,

initiated in 2010, works with 69 participants

conserving 6,251 hectares (15,447 acres) of

habitat supporting a number of nationally and/or

provincially listed species at risk such as

Sprague’s Pipits, Bobolinks, Ferruginous Hawks,

Barn Swallows, Common Nighthawks, Short-

eared Owls, Horned Grebes, American Badgers,

Northern Leopard Frogs, Tiger Salamanders, and


Rare Plant Rescue focuses on nine nationally

listed plant species at risk in Saskatchewan and

seven species that are provincially rare. Although

80 participants continue to be engaged through

spring and winter mail-outs, that include program

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updates, partner events lists, our species at risk

calendar and annual newsletter, the on-site visits

and search and monitoring work has been put on

hold until funding can be re-instated. The SAR

Manager has also maintained the RPR staff

commitment to work with the Saskatchewan

Conservation Data Center to reassess the

rankings of a number of plant species in the


Additionally, the SOS staff held two Conservation

Awareness/Appreciation Day events, one in

Hazenmore and one in Moose Jaw, bringing

nearly 100 local participants, and their families,

together to enjoy a locally catered supper,

discuss conservation, and share SOS and a

number of partner program and project updates.

“We became Stewards because we are proud that our management provides good habitat for species at risk and to set a good example for our kids. Stewards (farmers) try to do a good job, when they really don't have to! By supporting Stewards and the Stewardship Program, Saskatchewan species at risk really do benefit because valuable plant and animal counts, producer and public publications and extension events as well as habitat projects can take place.” -Bird Species at Risk Participant

Important Bird Areas

Canada’s Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program is

a science-based initiative to identify, conserve,

and monitor a network of sites that provide

essential habitat for Canada’s bird

populations. Nature Saskatchewan coordinates

the program in this province, with the help of

Nature Canada and Bird Studies

Canada. Volunteer Caretakers play a vital role in

keeping an eye on Saskatchewan’s IBAs, and we

are grateful that 41 volunteer caretakers are now

committed to monitoring 46 of the 53 IBAs in



NatureHood is a signature program of Nature Canada. Its goal is connecting people of all ages to nature right where they live - which, in Canada, increasingly means urban centres. NatureHood inspires urban residents to connect with nature through innovative programming, celebratory events and stewardship activities set in urban green spaces and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). In July 2012, Nature Canada started its pilot NatureHood program along the Ottawa River at the Lac DeschÃnes-Ottawa River IBA. Nature Saskatchewan has partnered with Nature Canada to deliver the Naturehood program in Saskatchewan. This fall we held several events in the Wascana Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Regina. We partnered with Wascana Centre Authority to lead a geocaching adventure in the Wildlife Conservation Area. We held another geocaching event near the University of Regina. We had a beautiful evening finding geocaches along the path. We also partnered with Nature Regina for a bird walk. We identified the many birds in Wascana Lake stopping over during their migration. We sponsored two schools from Regina to visit the Last Mountain Bird Observatory. Grade 6/7 from Prairie Sky School (8 students) and grade 5 from Ecole W.S. Hawrylak school (27 students). Students experienced bird banding, extracting birds from mist nets, nature journals, geocaching and learned about wetland ecology and shorebird adaptations. Christmas Bird Count for Kids was held at Wascana Centre Authority on January 3rd 2016. Sask. Falconers Association presented to 13 participants after the bird count. Three media interviews were conducted: CBC French radio, CTV News, and CJME News talk radio.

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Conservation Director Report

The area that has consumed most of our time is

the future of the PFRA Community Pastures. Of

the 62 pastures, 34 have been transferred to the

province. The remaining 28 are still operated by

the federal government. These 28 pastures are

among the biggest and most important for

biodiversity and contain many of the oil and gas

wells. We have asked the federal government to

halt transferring any more pastures until a plan

for the retention of public ownership and

biodiversity conservation benefits are in place.

An extensive letter writing campaign earlier this

year got the attention of politicians in Ottawa and

Trevor Herriot, Rick Ashton former PFRA

employee and Gord Vaadeland (CPAWS) went

to Ottawa in April to meet with MPs and senior

officials about the future of the pastures. Our

delegation was well received. Nature Canada

hosted the trip and made meeting


We are now finalizing a proposal asking Ottawa

for financial assistance to ensure biodiversity

values are cared for as they were with the PFRA.

Unfortunately, in some of the transferred

pastures the patrons have just divided up the

pasture into lots and patrons are restricted to

using their own allotment. No more rotational

grazing and real management. Many patrons

have withdrawn from the pastures system

leaving fewer patrons to scrape up resources to

keep the pastures operating. Record high

livestock prices have allowed the patrons to carry

on with no assistance from the province.

Maintaining public ownership, preserving native

grasslands and enhancing biodiversity

management is our priority. Thus far no pastures

have been sold, but there is the option for

patrons to purchase the pastures, which would

be a real set back for these critically important

native public grasslands.

Nature Saskatchewan, Nature Conservancy of

Canada, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation,

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Nature

Canada and Public Pastures- Public Interest will

continue to do our best on this file.

The province's decision to sell Wildlife Habitat

Protection Act (WHPA) lands has been in the

works for several years. These are provincially

owned public lands with wildlife habitat values.

The total acreage is about 3.4 million acres.

About 50% of these lands are considered to have

high ecological value and are not for sale. About

30% are considered to be of moderate ecological

value and could be sold with a Crown

Conservation Easement which would protect the

natural landscape values. About 20% of the

original WHPA lands are viewed as low

ecological value and will be sold with no

restrictions. Only the current lessee is eligible to

purchase these lands. Thus far about 34,709

acres of moderate value lands have been sold

with a CE and 29,816 acres of low value lands

have been sold. In addition some 11,442 acres of

Crown land with high biodiversity values have

been added to WHPA.

Nature Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Wildlife

Federation Ducks Unlimited and Nature

Conservancy of Canada representatives have

been strong voices at the table over the sale of

WHPA lands and pushing for the addition of

critical habitat lands for WHPA designation. Our

combined efforts have made a difference

Wind Farm development is on the agenda and

an important meeting to discuss the placement of

future wind farms will occur after this report is

submitted. Currently the proposal for a wind farm

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just north of Chaplin is a concern because towers

will be placed on native prairie where Ferruginous

Hawks and Sprague's Pipit exist. The farms are

also very close to the Chaplin - Reed - Old Wives

Lake Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve

Network. We support wind energy development,

but the locations of these farms is critically


Other issues such as developments in parks,

feral wild boars, chronic wasting disease, zebra

mussels and the continual plight of grasslands

biodiversity are issues Nature Saskatchewan will

continue to pursue in the coming year.

Respectfully submitted,

Lorne Scott

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Stewards of nature sanctuaries and IBA properties

Publications – Blue Jay articles and index, Nature Views, writers and editors (e.g. Birds of Sas-

katchewan), photographers!

Meetings and consultations – reps on various boards and agencies

Citizen science, including Christmas bird counts (close to 700 people!) and tracking turkey vul-

tures .

Local societies – programs and activities

Events, field trip leaders, etc.

Board members

Small and quiet ways – e.g. distributing information, making us aware of what is going on, pro-

moting membership, sharing us with friends, etc.

Areas of Volunteer Involvement:

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Nature Saskatchewan Member Service SaskCulture Important Bird Areas Bird Studies Canada Nature Canada SaskEnergy Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment- Fish and Wildlife Development Fund Last Mountain Bird Observatory Bird Studies Canada-Baillie Birdathon Canadian Wildlife Service Murray and Edna Forbes Foundation Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment-Fish and Wildlife Development Fund Nature Quest TD Friends of the Environment Fund Saskatoon Community Foundation SaskEnergy SaskOutdoors Nature Watch SaskPower Inner Nature SaskCulture - Metis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF) Linking Communities Nature Canada Naturehood Nature Canada Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre Nature Serve Canada Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment South of the Divide Conservation Action Program Inc. (SODCAP) Stewards of Saskatchewan: Operation Burrowing Owl, Shrubs for Shrikes, Plovers on Shore, Rare Plant Rescue, SOS Banner Program Cargill ELSA Canada Enbridge Government of Canada-Canada Summer Jobs

Thank you to our funders for contributions in 2015-2016:

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McLean Foundation Mosaic SaskTel Saskatchewan Ministry of Economy & SaskSport- Student Summer Works Program Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment-Fish and Wildlife Development Fund Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan Sitka Foundation TD Friends of the Environment Foundation U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service- Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Program Grants Program Vale 2016 International Piping Plover Breeding Census Environment Canada Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment – Fish and Wildlife Development Fund

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Donations to 2016 Nature Saskatchewan Calendar:

AB Electric

Cameo First General Services

Electra Sales Ltd.

Donations to Nature Saskatchewan General Programs:

Nancy Allan

Leverne & Rene Baxter

Inez Benesh

Brian Bjarnason

Dave Brewster

Gregg & Edna Brewster

Randy Chapman

Jared Clarke & Kristen Martin

Daniel Coderre

Margaret A. Cooper

Brenda Dale

Gordon Dash

Rick Douslin

Ruth Englund

Anthony Erskine

Joan Feather

Katherine M. Fellner

Margaret Fielden

Glen A. Fox

Tom Gentles

Bob Girvan

Michael Gollop

S. Gayl Hipperson

Neal Holt

Fraser Hunter

Phyllis Ilsley

Gwen Jamieson

Delwyn J.J. Jansen

Murray Keith

Margery & Keith Ketilson

Louise Krueger

Bonnie & John Lawrence

Cheryl Loadman

Paula & Morley Maier

Lynn Matthews

Lila McDermaid

Ardythe McMaster

Jean & Jim McPherson

John Meldrum

Margaret Molloy

Bruce & Hilda Noton

John Parker

Myrna Pearman

Diether Peschken

Christine Pike

David Powell

Eric G. Pullam

Linda Reakes

Amelia Reid

Ed Rodger

Jacqueline Roy

Trish Santo

Dr. Frank Scott

Linda Schnedar

Allan Scholz

David (Tim) Schowalter

Jan & Stan Shadick

Ruth Smith

Paul A. Soron

Richard Staniforth

Donald Stiles

Colette & Richard Stushnoff

Glenn & Vayda Veeman

Susan Velder

W.J. Walley

Amy J. Watson

W. Merril Wershler

Rob & Joan Wilson

Judge David H. Wright

Gustave J. Yaki

Linda Yearsley

Wayne Pepper

Donations to the Land Conservation Fund:

Joyce & Bill Anaka

Irv Escott

Martin Gerard – In honour of Lucien Gerard

Irene J. Hagel

Fraser Hunter

Anne Marie & Brian Irving

Arlene & Robin Karpan

Bill & Mary Lou King

Gwen Klebeck

Bonnie & John Lawrence

Shirley Leibel

Jim Paul

Douglas Pegg

Dr. Douglas E. & Shirley Phillips

Eric G. Pullam

Patricia Sargent

Donations to the Last Mountain Bird Observatory:

Albert & Joan Dalziel

Ross M. Dickson

We would like to thank our donors for

their support in 2015-16

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Teresa M. Dolman

Harold Fisher

Leonard Fisher

Martin Gerard – in memory of Irmgard Gerard

Bob Girvan

Peter Hardie

David & Suzanne Henry

James L. W. McKay

Don & Gale Metherell

Douglas Pegg

Diether Peschken

Alison Philips

Eric G. Pullam

Patricia Sargent

Linda Schnedar

Donations to the Bird Species at Risk Program:

Christopher Escott

Branimir Gjetvaj

Graeme M. Greenlee

Heather Kleiner

Heney & Glen Klypak

Rod MacDonald

Randy McCulloch

Douglas Pegg

Alison Philips

Joseph Poissant

Eric G. Pullam

Trish Santo

Nick & Jennifer Saunders

Edith May Shannon

Patricia Sargent

Linda Schnedar

Peter Taylor

Donald A. Weidl

Lorelei Wilson

Donations to Nature Legacy Fund:

Branimir Gjetvaj

Bill & Audrey MacKenzie

Douglas Pegg

Eric G. Pullam

Ron Volden

Donations to Turtle Lake Sanctuary:

Kae Waters

Michael G. Williams

Donations to Rare Plant Rescue: Bernard De Vries

Colin Ladyka

Randall Nargang

Douglas Pegg

Linda Schnedar

Donations to Margaret Skeel Graduate Student Scholarship:

Douglas Pegg

Eric G. Pullam

Fraser Hunter

Nature Savings Plan Contributors:

Robert Alvo

Keith Bell

Lori Caron

Kristen Catherwood

Joseph & Sylvia Chorney

Dr. Yvonne G. Cuttle

Gwen Gordon

Jocelyn Hextall

Ina Hill

Gary Howland

A.R. Iverson

Johanna & Ken Jensen

Ron & Julie Jensen

Ken Kingdon

Tom Lawton

Robert Long

Randy Lundy

Jack MacKenzie

Clifford Matthews

Deena McNichol

Jonathan Melville

Alison Philips

Julianna M. Robin

Lyle Saigeon

Candace Savage

Josef Schmutz

Danna Schock

Margaret Skeel

Hellen Taylor

Hendrik Vanderpol

Guy Wapple

Pattie Wilkinson

Memorial Donations:

Arden Bradford

Mae Ann Chilman

Margaret Fredeen

Dale & Paule Hjertaas

Hugh M. Hunt

Hugh Jowsey

Gloria Rathgeber

Lorne Scott

Heather Stumph

Donna & Dale Parkin

Roberta Keith

Dorothy Bishop

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Nature Saskatchewan Life Members 2015-16

Mary Aird

Joyce & Bill Anaka

Carol R. Beaulieu

P. Lawrence Beckie

Andrew Belyk

Robert Berger

Carol Bjorklund

Lorne Bjorklund

Brenda Brodie

Glen R. Brooman

James Brown

Donna Bruce

Bernice Capusten

Peter Carton

John Comer

Kyle A. Comer

Conexus Board of


Margaret A Cooper

Dr. Yvonne G Cuttle

Brenda Dale

Albert & Joan Dalziel

Kari Dalziel

Joyce Deutscher

Jim Duncan

Elston Dzus

Dr Martin H. Edwards

Brian and Sharon Elder

Christopher Escott

Robert Ewart

Dallas Fairburn

Joan Feather

Kim Finley

Shelly Fisher

Darryl Ford

Velma Foster

Gerald Fox

Vic Friesen

Robert Gardner

Mary G Gilliland

Michael Gollop

Renny & Lisa Grilz

David Halstead

Christina Havard

Dale & Paule Hjertaas

Fraser Hunter

Anne Marie & Brian Irving

Ron & Julie Jensen

J. Derek Johnson

Don Johnston

Arlene & Robin Karpan

Richard H Kerbes

Gene Kessler

Ken Kingdon

David Klatt

Gwen Klebeck

Heather Kleiner

Russell Knaus

William Koscielny

Katie Krueger

Sheila M. Lamont

Bonnie & John Lawrence

Letty Lawrence

Shirley Leibel

Ted & Anna Leighton

Rudolf Leiter

Gilly Liebelt

Dan Loran

Kerry Hecker & Lowell


Robert MacFarlane

Bill & Audrey MacKenzie

Eugene I. Majerowicz

Boyd Metzler

Val & Barry Mitschke

Robert W. Nero

John E. Norman

Randy Olson

Marie Peronne

Diether Peschken

John Pollock

Eric G. Pullam

Louanne Reid

Joan Renouf

Ray Poulin - RSM

Bernard Ryma

Trish Santo

Sask Energy -

Environmental Affairs

Doug & Irene Schmeiser

Harvey & Brenda Schmidt

Josef Schmutz

Katharine & John Schulz

Adam Scott

Frank Scott

Lorne Scott

Gary Seib

Stan & Jan Shadick

Phyllis Siemens

Margaret Skeel & David


Alan R. Smith

Juliana Soroka

Rodney Spooner

Murray Steffenson

Peter Taylor

Thea Brooke Fleck (Mr. &

Mrs Donald Fleck)

Ed Thompson

Heidi Topham

Andrew Urzada

Kevin & Gail Van Tighem

Glenn & Nayda Veeman

Ed Walker

Robert Wapple

Robert Warnock

David Weiman

Harold R Wilkinson

Michele Williamson

Rob & Joan Wilson

Kenn Wood

Gustave J. Yaki

Dan Zazelenchuk

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Nature Saskatchewan Staff 2015-16

Executive Director Jordan Ignatiuk

Communications Manager Ellen Bouvier

Conservation & Education Manager Lacey Weekes

Species at Risk Manager Melissa Ranalli

Office Coordinator Becky Quist

Habitat Stewardship Coordinator Kaytlyn Burrows

(Operation Burrowing Owl)

Habitat Stewardship Coordinator Rebecca Magnus

(Shrubs for Shrikes/Plovers on Shore)

Habitat Stewardship Assistant Ashley Fortney

Last Mountain Bird Observatory Allan Smith

Nature Quest John Murray

Inner Nature Jeanne Corrigal

Plantwatch Saskatchewan Coordinator Lacey Weekes

Turkey Vulture Tracking Dr. Stuart Houston

Nature Saskatchewan Board 2015-16

President Tara Sample

Vice-president Branimir Gjetvaj

Secretary Nicole Dunn

Treasurer Ed Rodger

Past-president Donna Bruce

Honorary President J. Frank Roy

Conservation Director Lorne Scott

Directors Joan Feather

Dean Cattell

Hamilton Greenwood

Robert Wilson

Vladimir Kricsfalusy

Photo credits: K. Burrows, R. Quist, A. Fortney, R. Magnus, M. Ranalli, S. Vinge-Mazer, L. Weekes,

S. Fisher, G. Seib, G. Houston, D.Roth, J. Corrigal, K. Mann, J. Murray

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