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Volunteers Needed for Ferruginous Hawk Surveys
March 12th, 2018: The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, with funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada, is conducting a province-wide inventory of ferruginous hawks in 2018. If you are a keen observer, want to learn something new and are available during the last week or weekend of April/beginning of May, see poster for details and contact
Order Amending Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act
February 21, 2018: An Order to amend Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for 31 species including 7 in Saskatchewan has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. For details, see the Species at Risk Public Registry website. SARA statuses have been updated accordingly in the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre (SKCDC) vertebrate and invertebrate species lists and within HABISask.
View Summary of Changes/Additions to Species at Risk in Saskatchewan
Updates to Plant Species Lists
February 15, 2018: Species lists, synonym lists, and tracked species lists by ecoregion for vascular and non-vascular plants have been updated on our Species Lists webpage. These updates mostly reflect taxonomic updates and not S-rank changes. The lists by ecoregion contain a great deal of updated information: the Tracked Vascular Plant Species by Ecoregion document contains approximately 600 new entries.
Changes to Plant S-Ranks; Festuca halli S3
November 27, 2017: The Botanical Assessment Working Group (BAWG) recently completed subnational rank reassessments of five vascular plant taxa. Five taxa were added to the provincial tracking list, one of which was a new addition to the provincial species list. View full story.
Taxonomic Key to the Saskatchewan Cryptantha
November 27, 2017: The Botanical Assessment Working Group (BAWG) has posted a key to the Saskatchewan Cryptantha, after clearing up some confusion surrounding the two perennial species found in the province. The document can be found on the SKCDC website under Resources>>Publications>>Taxonomic Resources.
SKCDC Field Work Update
October 16, 2017: Visit our projects page to see what SKCDC staff have been out searching for these past few summers. This year, surveys were conducted for Ord's Kangaroo Rats, breeding birds, Small White Lady's-slippers (Cypripedium candidum), and Fascicled Ironweed (Vernonia fasculata), see the details! A Community for Naturalists
August 2, 2017: With iNaturalist you can submit photos and locations of species you observe in nature, and other users can verify or help figure out what that creature in the photo is. The SKCDC, along with other organizations and scientists, can then use these observations to understand where organisms occur across the globe. You can also join our SKCDC and iMapInvasives projects! Learn more.
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