|Giant Lacewing Observations
July 22, 2016: A national status report on the Giant Lacewing (Polystoechotes punctatus) is being prepared for the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). If you have observations, specimens, or photographs, please send this information to Vincent Bereczki and cc the SKCDC. See poster for details.
|Red Lily Beetle Observations
May 10, 2016: The Red Lily Beetle, Lilioceris lilii, has expanded its invasive range, and has been recently confirmed in Saskatchewan. Partnering with the South Saskatchewan Lily Society, the SKCDC will track the distribution of the Red Lily Beetle in Saskatchewan. Please email observation and photo records to: firstname.lastname@example.org or enter them directly into iMapInvasives. For information on data and specimen collection, please see the reporting guidelines.
|2016 Botrychium (Moonworts) Workshop
May 4, 2016: Come join us in Cypress Hills Provincial Park for a 2-day workshop - July 14 and 15, 2016 - conducted by Botrychium experts Dr. Donald Farrar and Dr. Cindy Johnson. Please sign-up on the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan (NPSS) Website. You will find the 2016 Botrychium Workshop by clicking the "Events" category from the NPSS Store page.
November 26, 2015: Watch this recorded presentation about iMapInvasives - an online, GIS-based tool that connects researchers, citizen scientists and environmental organizations in the fight against invasive species! This video is hosted on the SK PCAP youtube channel and was presented by SKCDC invasive species coordinator, Ahdia Hassan, as part of the Prairie Conservation Action Plan (PCAP) Speaker Series.
|The Importance of Collections
October 5, 2015: Plant collections, centrally housed in herbaria, are the main resource for the study of plant taxonomy and distribution. The SKCDC, with the support of the members of the Botanical Assessment Working Group, would like to encourage appropriate plant collection for a number of groups that require more information for study. Read more.
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