Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)

Buffalo Pound (Moose Jaw/Regina)

Buffalo Pound encompasses 866 hectares (2,140 acres) of vitally important habitat, including approximately 7 kilometres of shoreline along Buffalo Pound Lake and native grasslands through the Qu’Appelle River valley. Buffalo Pound provides a large block of protected habitat within a corridor extending west to east across southern Saskatchewan that is essential to the movement of species across the landscape, including at-risk species such as Sprague’s Pipit, Bobolink, Baird’s Sparrow, American Badger and Northern Leopard Frog. This property is also critical for filtering nutrients and preventing agricultural runoff from entering Buffalo Pound Lake, thereby improving or maintaining water quality in a lake that provides drinking water to approximately 25% of the population of Saskatchewan.

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