Thursday 18 September 2014

Saskatchewan Nature Books

pelicans on the river

Atlas of Saskatchewan Birds, Alan R. Smith
Birds of the Elbow, Frank J. Roy
Birds of the Saskatoon Area, Anna L. Leighton, Him Hay, C. Stuart Houston, J. Frank Roy, Stan Shadick, eds.
Grass, Sky, Song: The Endangered Beauty of Saskatchewan’s Grassland Birds, Trevor Herriot
Saskatchewan Birds in Pictures, Nick Saunders
The Bald Eagle: Haunts and Habits of a Wilderness Monarch, Jon M. Gerrard & Gary R. Bortolotti

Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan, Merle Massie
North Saskatchewan River Guide: Mountain to Prairie, a Living Landscape, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
Prairie: A Natural History, Candace Savage
Saskatchewan’s Endangered Spaces: An Introduction, Peter Jonker, ed.
Saskatchewan’s Prairie Places, Candace Neufeld
Thanks to the Sun: A Scrapbook of Nature Notes about the Northern Prairies, Peter Jonker
The Ecoregions of Saskatchewan, D. Acton, G. Padbury, C. Stushnoff


Outdoor Activities
Canada's Best Canoe Routes, edited by Alister Thomas (with chapters by a number of Saskatchewan paddlers)
Canoeing the Churchill: A Practical Guide to the Historic Voyageur Highway, Gregory P. Marchildon & Sid Robinson
Canoe Trip: North to Athabasca, David Curran
Noah's Last Canoe, The Lost Art of Cree Birch Bark Canoe Building, Dog Evans
Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips, Laurel Archer
Northern Saskatchewan, Canoe Country, Robin and Arlene Karpan
Paddling Routes of North Central Saskatchewan, Gregory P. Marchildon & Carl Anderson
Saskatchewan’s Best Hikes and Nature Walks, Robin & Arlene Karpan
The Lonely Land, Sigurd F. Olson

Cultivating Our Roots: Growing Authentic Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses, Nora Stewart
Ferns & Fern Allies of Saskatchewan, Vernon L. Harms & Anna L. Leighton
Getting to Know Saskatchewan Lichens, Bernard De Vries
Grasses of Saskatchewan, Anna L. Leighton & Vernon L. Harms
Lilies, Irises & Orchids of Saskatchewan, Vernon L. Harms & Anna L. Leighton
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, Andy MacKinnon, Derek Johnson & Linda J. Kershaw
Prairie Phoenix: The Red Lily in Saskatchewan, Anna Leighton & Bonnie Lawrence
Sedges, Anna L. Leighton
Water and Wetland Plants of the Prairie Provinces, Heinjo Lahring
Wildflowers Across the Prairies, F. R. Vance, J.R. Jowsey, J.S. McLean & F.C. Switzer

prairie crocus

A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape, Candace Savage
A Guide to Nature Viewing Sites In & Around Saskatoon, Peter Jonker & Bernie Gollop, eds.
Badlands: A Geography of Metaphors, Ken Dalgarno
Northern Sandscapes: Exploring Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Sand Dunes, Robin & Arlene Karpan
Old Man on his Back: Portrait of a Prairie Landscape, Sharon Butala
Reading the River: A Traveller's Companion to the North Saskatchewan River, Myrna Kostash
Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo: A Photographic History, Sara Williams
The Great Sandhills: A Prairie Oasis, Rebecca Grambo & Branimir Gjetvaj
The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List: 50 Unforgettable Natural Wonders, Robin & Arlene Karpan
The Sand Dunes of Lake Athabasca, Peter Jonker & Stan Rowe
Turning Aside: Observing the Kerrobert Reservoir, Lois Siemens
Wood Mountain Uplands: From the Big Muddy to the Frenchman River, Thelma Poirier, ed.
81 Interesting Places in Saskatchewan, Frank W. Anderson

At Home on the Range: Living with Saskatchewan's Species at Risk, Sue Michalsky, Liz Saunders, Richard Quinlan, Paul Jones, Barry Adams & Kimberly Pearson
Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl, Anahareo
Dragonflies & Damselflies in the Hand, G. Hutchings & D. Halstead
Pilgrim of the Wild, Grey Owl
Portraits of the Bison: An Illustrated Guide to Bison Society, Wes Olson
Red Fox: The Catlike Canine, J. David Henry
Saskatchewan Cougar - Elusive Cat, T. White
Watching Wildlife in Prince Albert National Park, J. David Henry

Saskatchewan Citizens’ Hearings on Climate Change

Note: For the most current version of this list, please refer to the Books page

Note: We've tried to provide a source for each of the books; however, some of them are out of print or have been self-published and may be expensive or difficult to find. Do check the Saskatoon Public Library and McNally Robinson Booksellers, both of whom stock a wide variety of Saskatchewan books.

Thank You: This list was compiled with assistance from Joan Feather, Branimir Gjetvaj, Leah Japp, Chet Neufeld, Bryan Sarauer, Candace Savage, Lynette Suchar, and Megan Van Buskirk

Email us if you would like to suggest additional books.

Additional Reading: The Ground Beneath Our Feet: Prairie Writers