Past Projects and Achievements

2014

  • The NPSS becomes a registered charity!
  • Rare Plants and Ranchers. Partners: Environment Canada and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Healthy Habitats. Partners: Environment Canada

2013

  • Rare Plants and Ranchers. Partners: Environment Canada and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • A Provincial Prevention, Early Detection and Rapid Response Strategy for Invasive Species in Saskatchewan's Agriculture Sector. Partners: Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan and SaskPower
  • Native Plants in the Classroom (Part 2). Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada

2012

  • Invasive Alien Species Awareness Campaign - Flowering Rush Removal and Monitoring. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada
  • Invasive Alien Species Awareness Campaign - Salt Cedar Monitoring. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada
  • Native Plants in the Classroom (Part 1). Partners: Share Your Care - Evergreen and Fido 
  • Native Plants in the Classroom (Part 2). Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada
  • Native Plants in the Community. Partners: Evergreen and SaskPower
  • Rare Plants and Ranchers. Partner: Environment Canada

2011

  • Flowering Rush Removal and Monitoring. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada
  • Salt Cedar Monitoring. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Environment Canada
  • Invasive Weed Workshop. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport
  • Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery. Partner: Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
  • Biodiversity Champion Project. Partner: RCEN
  • Native Plants in the Classroom. Partners: Share Your Care - Evergreen and Fido
  • Native Plants in the Community. Partner: Evergreen
  • Grasslands National Park Rare Plant Survey. Partner: Parks Canada

2010

  • Project Backyard Habitat. Partner: EcoAction
  • Athabasca Endemic Plant Monitoring. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment Canada and University of Saskatchewan
  • Market Assessment of the Native Plant Materials Industry in Western Canada and the Northern Great Plains. Partners: Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program, SaskPower
  • International Year of Biodiversity Champion. Partner: RCEN
  • Fort Battleford National Historic Site Native Revegetation. Partner: Parks Canada
  • Rare Plant Survey Techniques Course. Partners: Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment Canada
  • Flowering Rush Removal and Monitoring. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Roadside Native Grass Establishment Monitoring Project. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
  • Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery. Partners: Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, Evergreen

 2009

  •  Native Prairie Appreciation Initiative. Partner: EcoAction
  • Rare Plant Survey Techniques Course. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment Canada
  • Flowering Rush Removal and Monitoring. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Roadside Native Grass Establishment Monitoring Project. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
  • Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery. Partners: City of Regina, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
  • Invasive Plant Identification and Management Workshops. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport
  • Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Invasive Plants. Partner: Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program
  • NPSS website overhaul. Partner: EcoAction.

2008

  • Rare Plant Identification Workshops and Toolkit. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Rare Plant Survey Techniques Course. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Canadian Wildlife Service/Environment Canada
  • Invasive Plant Identification and Management Workshops. Partner: Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program
  • Formation of the Saskatchewan Invasive Species Council. Partner: Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program
  • Invasive Alien Species in the Community Funding Program. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Roadside Native Grass Establishment Monitoring Project. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
  • Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery. Partners: SaskPower, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and Evergreen

2007

  • Publication - Literature Review on the Value of Native Grasses. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Rare Plant Identification Workshops and Toolkit. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Nature Saskatchewan and Habitat Stewardship Program
  • Invasive Alien Plant Program. Projects included:
    • Invasive Plant Identification and Management Workshops. Partners: EcoAction and Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program
    • Invasive Species Toolkits. Partners: EcoAction and Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program
    • Invasive Species Poster. Partners: EcoAction and Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program
  • Publication - City of Regina Seeding Specifications. Partners: Ingrid Thiessen - Landscape Architect, City of Regina (indirect partner)
  • Invasive Alien Species in the Community Funding Program. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
    Native Plant Materials and Services Database update. Partner: Greencover Regional Technical Assistance Component
  • Publication - Saskatchewan Guidelines For Use Of Native Plants In Roadside Revegetation. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
  • Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery. Partner: SaskPower and Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
  • Community Prairie Restoration Projects: Conserving Biodiversity and Monitoring Climate Change. Partner: EcoAction, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, City of Regina, Nature Saskatchewan, SaskPower, and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Saskatchewan Ecologically Sensitive Seed Initiative. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

2006

  • Rare Plant Identification Workshops and Toolkit. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Habitat Stewardship Program and Nature Saskatchewan
  • Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery. Partner: SaskPower and Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
  • Community Prairie Restoration Projects: Conserving Biodiversity and Monitoring Climate Change. Partner: EcoAction, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, City of Regina, Nature Saskatchewan, SaskPower, and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Saskatchewan Ecologically Sensitive Seed Initiative. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

2005

  • Rare Plant Identification Workshops and Toolkit. Partners: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Habitat Stewardship Program and Nature Saskatchewan
  • Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery. Partner: SaskPower and Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
  • Community Prairie Restoration Projects: Conserving Biodiversity and Monitoring Climate Change. Partner: EcoAction, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, City of Regina, Nature Saskatchewan, SaskPower, and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Saskatchewan Ecologically Sensitive Seed Initiative. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

2004

  • Community Prairie Restoration Projects: Conserving Biodiversity and Monitoring Climate Change. Partner: EcoAction, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, City of Regina, Nature Saskatchewan, SaskPower, and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Rare Plant Identification Workshops and Toolkit. Partner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Habitat Stewardship Program
  • Regina Plain Native Prairie Nursery. Partner: SaskPower and Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
  • Native Plant and Ecosystem Awareness Program at Brightwater Science and Environmental Camp. Partners: Saskatoon Board of Education, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and SaskEnergy
  • Year Three of Study: "Increasing the Diversity of Old Tame Forage Stands Through the Addition of Native Species". Partners: BP Canada
  • Old Man on His Back Prairie Heritage and Conservation Area Restoration and Wild Seed Harvesting Workshop. Partner: Nature Conservancy of Canada

2003

  • Publication - "Native Plants, Water and Us!". Partners: CARDS and Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Publication - "Prairie Roots: A Handbook for Native Prairie Restoration". Partners: CARDS and Tappit Resources Limited.
  • Native plant library resource packages. Partners: CARDS, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan
  • Native Plant and Ecosystem Awareness Program at Brightwater Science and Environmental Camp. Partners: Saskatoon Board of Education and SaskEnergy
  • Native Plant News - Special Seed and Reclamation Edition
  • Year Two of Study: "Increasing the Diversity of Old Tame Forage Stands Through the Addition of Native Species". Partners: BP Canada

2002

  • Outdoor Classroom Series - Learning About Native Prairie in the Missouri Coteau. Partners: Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Nature Saskatchewan.
  • Native Plant and Ecosystem Awareness Program at Brightwater Science and Environmental Camp. Partners: Saskatoon Board of Education and SaskEnergy
  • Study: "Increasing the Diversity of Old Tame Forage Stands Through the Addition of Native Species". Partners: BP Canada

2001

  • Needle-and-thread (Hesperostipa comata) is proclaimed Saskatchewan's Provincial grass.
  • Publication - "Acreage Living: A Conservation guide for Owners and Developers of Natural Habitats". Partners: Habitat Stewardship, Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  • Publication - "Saskatchewan's Native Prairie: Statistics of a Vanishing Ecosystem and Dwindling Resource". Partners Canadian Plains Research Center
  • Poster and activity sheet - "Saskatchewan's Native Plant Communities". Partners: Nexen Inc. (Wascana Energy) and Shell Environmental Fund.
  • Prairie Works Online - an internet workshop for prairie management with topics such as stewardship, restoration and native seed harvesting and marketing. Partners: Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and Canadian Agricultural Rural Communities Initiative

2000

  • The native seed producer listing service is added to the NPSS website in an effort to connect providers and users of native seed and aid the development of the native plant industry.

1999

  • The NPSS goes online by launching our website in October of 1999.

1998

  • Full-time coordinator hired to manage the society's activities.
  • Publication - "Guidelines For Rare Plant Surveys".
  • Publication - "Recommendations for the Collection and Use of Native Plants".
  • Candidates for Saskatchewan's Provincial grass species put forth by NPSS

1997

  • NPSS booth developed

1996

  • First edition of the Native Plant News printed in June.

1995

  • Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan incorporates as a non-profit organization
  • Did you know that...
  • According the Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Saskatchewan, there are 12 plant species that are extirpated (can't be found in the wild anymore) in Saskatchewan.