Reed Lake is typical of the larger saline wetlands in the Missouri Coteau. It is a large (13 km long by 3 km wide; 4100 hectares), saline, shallow open water wetland, that periodically goes dry under drought conditions. The Reed Lake property is located within the Chaplin Plain Conservation Blueprint Portfolio and was ranked as a priority 2 property within the NACP. The securement of this property adds to other NCC land (Yeske property) along the north shore of the lake. The property provides habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and grassland birds. Reed Lake is recognized by Nature Saskatchewan as one of five wetlands in Saskatchewan of major importance for the endangered Piping Plover and is designated a Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network along with Old Wives and Chaplin Lake.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)