The Key West #8 property is located 5 km east of Kayville, 85 km south of Regina. Several semipermanent and temporary wetlands are located on the property. The property is composed of 85 acres of native grassland, 25 acres of wetlands and 50 acres of cultivation. The diverse grassland and wetland habitats on the property provide habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and grassland birds. The Conservation Data Centre indicates that a few nationally and provincially listed species at risk are expected to be found in the area (i.e., Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis), Burrowing Owl, Northern Leopard frog (Rana pipiens) and Sprague’s Pipit). Cultivated portion will be seeded to native forage and the entire quarter grazed under a comprehensive grazing plan designed by NCC.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)