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

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

Pasqua Lake (Regina/Fort Qu’Appelle)

The Pasqua Lake Property is located within Indian Head Plain ecodistrict of the Aspen Parkland ecoregion and falls within the East Parklands Natural Area. This ecoregion has been designated as one of national importance for its high biodiversity and threat rankings. The property is 280 acres (113 ha) in size, including 207 acres (84 ha) of native dominant grassland, 33 acres (13 ha) of trees and shrubs, 38 acres (15 ha) of wetlands and riparian habitats and two acres (<1 ha) of vehicle trails. According to the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre, seven rare or at-risk species have been previously documented within 20 kilometers of the project, including Beaked Annual Skeleton-weed (Shinnersoseris rostrata), Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus), Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens) and Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis), in addition to four Migratory Bird Concentration Sites.

 

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