Tuesday 17 January 2017

EcoSaskNews, January 17, 2017

Black-capped chickadee

Upcoming Events
The Messenger, Jan. 18 (Moose Jaw)
The award-winning film The Messenger is being shown in Moose Jaw from 7-8:30 pm, Jan. 18.

Bike Regina AGM, Jan. 23 (Regina) 
Bike Regina is holding its AGM from 7-10 pm, Jan. 23.

Land Cover & Species-Habitat Modelling Initiatives, Jan. 23 (webinar) 
Ryan Fisher will talk about SK Ministry of Environment’s land cover and species-habitat modelling initiatives in a PCAP-SK webinar on Jan. 23.

Wildlife Rescue Animals, Jan. 24 (Saskatoon) 
Learn about wildlife rescue animals from Jan Shadick, Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, from 1-3 pm, Jan. 24, at the Cliff Wright Library.

Pipelines, Enviro Assessment, Risk Perception, Jan. 24 (Saskatoon)
Dr. Jean-Michel DeVink will lead a discussion on pipelines, environmental assessment, and risk perception at the Jan. 24 meeting of Tox on Tap.

Regional Land Use Plan, Jan. 24 (Saskatoon)
Partnership for Growth is looking for feedback on their draft regional land use plan on Jan. 24 from 1-4 and 5-8 pm at Wanuskewin Heritage Park.

EnviroConnect Trivia Night, Jan. 25 (Saskatoon)
EnviroConnect is hosting a Trivia Night at 5 pm, Jan. 25, in Room 5C61 of the Agriculture Building for students in environmental programs at the U of S.

National Energy Board Expert Panel Visitation, Jan. 25/26 (Saskatoon)
The National Energy Board Expert Panel will be in Saskatoon on Jan. 25/26 to discuss how to modernize the NEB. Sessions on both days are open to anyone with an interest.

Beekeeping & Garden Sustainability, Jan. 26 (Regina) 
The Regina Horticultural Society is hosting a presentation on beekeeping and garden sustainability at 7 pm, Jan. 26, in Regina.

Master Naturalist Workshop, Jan. 27 (Saskatoon) 
The Citizen Science module of the Saskatchewan Master Naturalists program is being offered on Jan. 27 in conjunction with the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan’s annual conference.

Eared grebe (winter)

Looking Ahead
Edible Plant Walk, June 24 (Regina) 
Edible Landscapes Permaculture Design and Consulting is offering an Edible Plant Walk near Regina from 1-4 pm, June 24. Last year’s workshop filled up fast so register early.

Saskatoon Nature Society Field Trips
Jan. 15, 3-4 pm – Living Sky Wildlife Rehab Facility Tour
Jan. 21 or 28 – Overnight trip to Beauval area to search for possible Northern Pygmy Owl
Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details and updated information.

Nature Regina Field Trips
Jan. 22, 8:30 am – A. E. Wilson Park
Check Nature Regina’s website for full details and updated information.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar

In the News
Droughts on the prairies could become more frequent, more severe, and last longer in the years ahead according to a new book, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought on the Canadian Prairies, edited by U of R faculty members.

Data from two SK bird banders shows that Snowy Owls that head south aren't starving.

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