The Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (SK PCAP) Partnership has been chaired by the Saskatchewan Stock Grower’s Association since 1998. A full time Manager is based out of the SSGA office in Regina, and facilitate and guide the Partnership in the implementation of the 2009-2013 Framework. The Partnership uses a consensus-based approach in their decision making.
Steering committee meetings comprising of partner representatives are held three times annually to develop and report on deliverables outlined in the annual work plans (based on the 2009-2013 Framework), evaluate progress, discuss issues and exchange information.
Focus groups, composing of PCAP partners and other stakeholders, carry out deliverables relating to PCAP’s five priority areas of focus. These areas of focus are believed by the Partnership to be either the highest risk to native prairie conservation or the greatest opportunity and represent issues that can best be addressed through the collaborative approach embodied by PCAP. The five priority areas of focus include:
1) At Home on the Prairie – Connecting to Native Prairie
2) Prospering with Prairie – Sustainable Land Use and Development
3) Caring for Prairie – Managing Invasive Alien Plant Species
4) Accounting for Prairie – Valuing Ecological Goods and Services
5) A Working Prairie – Grazing Management in Prairie Ecosystems
For more information on PCAP and its history, partners and deliverables, please visit our website at www.pcap-sk.org.
For more information:
Mrs. Natasha Wilkie, General Manager