Native Prairie Appreciation Week proclaimed by the Saskatchewan Ministeries of Environment and Agriculture aims to bring awareness about the importance of native grasslands in Saskatchewan and North America. 

In a statement Environment Minister Christine Tell explained that "Native prairie is essential to maintaining Saskatchewan's abundant biodiversity and provides carbon sequestration and other benefits to the economy and the environment.” 

Tell went on to extend congratulations to the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan for 26 years of commitment to promoting awareness of this important ecosystem. 

Saskatchewan’s Prairie Ecozone is made up of 17 to 21 percent native prairie. These rangelands provide a multitude of benefits such as habitat for wildlife, forage for livestock, carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling and water filtration and retention. 

Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan is hosting a native prairie tour on the 19th and 20.