Conserving riparian areas undesirable land-use or
for future generations development, even after they no
longer own the land. For example,
The best conservation of your a conservation easement may be
riparian area is good management placed on an entire quarter
and appropriate land-use.This will section of land with the
maintain riparian areas and restriction that a buffer strip
preserve their functions and remain along streams.
benefits for future generations.
However, if you wish to ensure Granting an easement also has
that the integrity of places you some tax implications and may be
feel are special will be protected considered a charitable donation.
even after you no longer own the For more information on
property, there are several conservation easements contact
options. the organizations listed in
A conservation agency may be Appendix 3.
interested in purchasing a parcel
of land if it has special
conservation significance. You
may also consider donating it to
an appropriate organization.A
third and new option for
Saskatchewan landowners is the
granting of a conservation
A conservation easement is a legal
agreement between a property
owner and a conservation agency
which restricts the amount and
type of development and land-use
allowed on a property. The exact
nature of these restrictions
depends on the landowner and
the conservation agency.
Easements may be granted for a
specified period of time or in
perpetuity. The easement is filed
with the title and is binding on
current and future owners for the
term of the easement. An
easement provides a method of
protecting a parcel of land from
what a landowner might consider
Resource Section Soil Conservation. Video Guide Wildlife Habitat. A Handbook
Appendix 1. for Saskatchewan Farmers and For Canada’s Prairies And
Ranchers. 1991. Saskatchewan Soil Parklands.1981. Environment
The following is a list of
Conservation Association. Canada. Canadian Wildlife Service.
publications with useful
Soil Conservation Resource Newbury and Gaboury
information for anyone managing
Directory. 1993. Canada-
riparian areas. Most of these
Saskatchewan Agreement on Soil Grazing Management
publication are readily available
Conservation. Caring for the green zone.
from the agencies that produced Riparian Areas and Grazing
them or local libraries. Tillage Practices that Reduce Management. B.Adams and L.
Soil Erosion. 1992.Saskatchewan Fitch. 1996
Erosion Control and Soil Agriculture and Food.
Conservation Effective Cattle Management
Benefits of Crop Rotation for Fish and Wildlife in Riparian Zones: Montana
Sustainable Agriculture in BLM Riparian Technical Bulletin
Better Habitat for Wildlife. No. 3 November 1997.
Dryland Farming. 1990. Saskatchewan 4H Council.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Grazing Management in
Publication 1839. Designing Tree Plantings For Riparian Areas. G. Kinch. 1989.
Wildlife. PFRA. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau
Direct Seeding Manual. 1993.
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Enhancing Fish Habitat In The of Land Management,Technical
Institute and Saskatchewan Soil Prairie Provinces. Reference 1737- 4.
Conservation Association. Getting Involved.Fisheries and Managing Saskatchewan’s
Oceans, Canada. Rangelands. Revised Edition. W.
Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Fish Habitat In the Prairie Pyle and W. Johnson Eds. 1990.
Association. Provinces. What It Is.Why It’s Saskatchewan Agriculture
Important. How To Help. Development Fund, New
Grassing Field Gullies. Fisheries and Oceans, Canada. Pasture and Grazing Technologies
Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Project.
Association. Methods of Reclamation of
Wildlife Habitat in The Prairie Range Plan Development. A
Nitrogen Fertilization in Crop Provinces. 1987. Environment Practical Guide to Planning for
Production. 1989. Manitoba Canada. Management and Improvement of
Agriculture (#MG-7307) Saskatchewan Rangeland. Z.M.
Planting Trees For Wildlife. Abougendia, 1990.
Prairie Soils. The Case for PFRA Shelterbelt Centre.
Conservation. 1989.Agriculture Successful Strategies for
and Agri-Food Canada PFRA Protecting Your Shorelands Grazing Cattle in Riparian
For Better Farming And Zones: Montana BLM Riparian
Save the Soil. A Study in Soil Ranching, and Healthier Fish
Conservation and Erosion Technical Bulletin No. 4 January
Habitat. Fisheries and Oceans, 1998.
Control. 1982. Saskatchewan Canada.
Agriculture and Food. The Stockman’s Guide to
Trees and Shrubs For Wildlife Range Livestock Watering
Farm Management Facts. Habitat Plantings. PFRA
Making $sense of Salinity. from Surface Water Sources.
Shelterbelt Centre. Prairie Agricultural Machinery
Conservation Corporation Troubled Waters. Threats To Institute. 1996. Canada-Manitoba
Fish Habitat In The Prairie Agreement on Agricultural
Provinces. Fisheries and Oceans, Sustainability (CMAAS),
Canada Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food.
Plant and Animal Wildflowers Across the Inventory and Monitoring
Identification Guides Prairies. F.R.Vance, J.R. Jowsey Riparian Areas
and J.S. Mclean. 1984. Lewis H. Myers
Budd’s Flora of the Prairie Bureau of Land Management
Provinces. J. Looman and K.F. Common plants of the Technical Reference 1737-3
Best. 1979.Agriculture Canada, Western Rangelands
Research Branch. Publication 1662. (Vols.1 & 2) Kathy Tannas, Appendix 2.
Lethbridge Community College The following agencies and
Flora of Alberta.A Manual of
Flowering Plants, Conifers, Fern organizations may be able to
Water Quality provide information and
and Fern Allies Found Growing
Without Cultivation in the A Prairie-wide Perspective of assistance on riparian areas or
Province of Alberta, Canada. 2nd. Non-Point Agricultural Effects issues related to riparian areas.
Ed. E.H. Moss, revised by J.G. on Water Quality. D. Brook
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Packer. 1983. Harker. 1997. PFRA, Prairie
PFRA Shelterbelt Centre
Freshwater Fishes of Canada. Box 940
Bulletin 184. Fisheries Research Prairie Water News. Indian Head, SK
Board of Canada.W.B. Scott and Saskatchewan Research Council. S0G 2K0
E.J. Crossman, 1973. (Newsletter)
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Water Management Issues and (regional offices)
Identification of Common
Range Plants of Northern Challenges. Sask Water. 1997. Box 1180
Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan 2552 Commerce Drive
Agriculture and Food. Woodlots North Battleford, SK S9A 3K2
Maple Syrup Production On (306) 445-2575
Identification of Common
Range Plants of Southern The Prairies, PFRA Box 2139
Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Highway # 3 West
Agriculture and Food. Woodlot Management Guide
Melfort, SK S0E 1A0
For The Prairie Provinces.
Farm Woodlot Association Of (306) 752-2791
Identification of Common
Riparian and Wetland Plants Saskatchewan. 1993. #13 - 301 - 45th St.West
in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Z9
Wetland Conservation Assessment (306) 665-7356
Corporation and Saskatchewan The Classification and
Grazing and Pasture Technology. Box 670
Management of Montana’s
Highway # 5 East
Native Trees of Canada. 8th. Ed. Riparian and Wetland Areas.
Wadena, SK S0A 4J0
R.C. Hosie. 1979. Hanson P.L., R.D. Pfister, K. Boggs,
B.J Cook, J.Joy & D.K. Hinckley
Prairie Grasses Identified and University of Montana. Box 4565
Described by Vegetative 1606-4th Avenue
Characteristics. J. Looman. 1982. Methods for Evaluating
Regina, SK S4P 3W7
Agriculture Canada Publication Riparian Habitats With
No. 1413. Applications to Management
W.S. Platts, C.Armour, G.D, Booth, Box 1299
Songbirds Of Saskatchewan. M. Bryant, J. L.Bufford, P. Cuplin, Highway 16 West
Saskatchewan Wetland S. Jensen, G.W. Lienkaemper, G.W. Yorkton, SK S3N 2X3
Conservation Corporation. Minshall, S.B. Monsen, R. L. Nelson, (306) 782-2108
J.R. Sedell, J.S.Tuhy USDA- Forest
Service GTR-INT 221
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Saskatchewan Parks and
Archeological Society 444 River Street West Recreation Association
#5-816 1st.Avenue N. Moose Jaw, SK. S6H 3J6 (306) 780-9262
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1Y3 (306) 692-8812
(306) 664 - 4124 Saskatchewan Wetland
Sask Water Corporation Conservation Corporation
Saskatchewan Environment and Water Resource Management (306) 787-0726
Resource Management Division
[and fisheries offices] Victoria Place Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
3211 Albert Street 111 Fairford Street East (306) 692-8812
Regina, SK S4S 5W6 Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7X9
(306) 787-2314 (306) 694-3900 Wakamow Valley Authority
Saskatchewan Soil Conservation
Association Appendix 3.
Box 1360 Wascana Centre Authority
The following agencies are
Indian Head, SK S0G 2K0 (306) 522-3661
qualified to hold conservation
(306) 695-4234 easements.
Trans - Canada Trail Foundation
For more information contact the
Saskatchewan Stock Growers (306) 780 - 9262
agency that bests suits your
Association Grazing and Pasture objectives, conservation and land
Technology Program management.
Box 4752 Regina, SK S4P 3Y4
(306) 757-9499 Ducks Unlimited Canada
South West Regional Office
#1 -1081 Central Avenue North
Home Place Conservancy of
Swift Current, SK. S9H 4Z1
Saskatchewan, Inc. (306) 586-9268
North West Regional Office Meewasin Valley Authority
5-100 1st Avenue West (306) 665-6887
Unity, SK S0K 4L0
(306) 228-6402 Nature Conservancy of Canada
(306) 787 - 6987
South East Regional Office
Box 2003 Nature Saskatchewan
Weyburn, Saskatchewan S4H 2Z9 9306) 780-9273
North East Regional Office Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Box 1480 (306) 691-2854
Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0
(306) 878 - 8890 Saskatchewan Archeological
Society (306) 664- 4124
Conservation Corporation Saskatchewan Environment and
Room 101-2022 Cornwall Street Resource Management
Regina, SK S4P 2K5 (306) 787-2314