As one of the few islands of native grasslands remaining, Beaver Valley is one of several private entities responsible for managing large tracts of Saskatchewan Crown Lands for the purposes of grazing. Owned by the provincial government, these public lands are leased members by Saskatchewan’s ranching community. In the case of Beaver Valley there are 31 shareholders, each is a private rancher, that has invested money and time into the operation and management of Beaver Valley. This investment allows them to graze their cattle here from May to November.
As part of the ongoing conservation efforts Beaver Valley along with 19 other pastures has partnered with the Natural Conservancy of Canada embarking on activities that help keep the ecosystem intact. One of these activities involves the protection of several species at risk.
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