|Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
|Northern Mixed Prairie
The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority created this guide to “provide ranchers with basic information on the identification, habitat and biology of grassland birds…[and] how pasture management influences grassland birds and their habitat.” (p. 4)
The comprehensive guide profiles 33 species of birds, and ten species of plants present in Saskatchewan grasslands. While the majority of the guide focuses on carefully describing each species, it also identifies important management practices for healthy grasslands. As stated on p. 5 of the guide: “Conservation of remaining native prairie parcels is the first priority for ensuring grassland birds and other prairie species are not lost altogether”. The guide also stresses the importance of periodic disturbances such as controlled grazing and prescribed burning.