The Mortlach property is located 12 km south of the Town of Mortlach, or 35 km west of the City of Moose Jaw, and within the Missouri Coteau NACP. It is composed of native grassland as well as both seasonal and permanent wetlands. The vegetation communities are composed of native dominant grassland, hardwood forest, and shrubs. The native grassland is dominated by wheat Grasses and Spear Grasses, with lesser amounts of June Grass and Blue Grama Grass. The Missouri Coteau consists of rolling plains, hummocky moraines and potholes. The property has strategic biodiversity value based on its location in the Missouri Coteau, due to the variety of habitats within the property’s boundary. NCC has numerous conservation projects in the locality due to the proximity to Pelican and Chaplin Lakes; which have significant value for migratory birds.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)