We celebrate the federal government’s recent acquisition of grassland pastures in the Saskatchewan communities of Govenlock, Nashlyn, and Battle Creek. 

Now, we urge you to permanently protect these pastures under law ensuring secure and long-term access for ranchers to graze cattle. Working with ranchers, First Nations and local communities, Canada must do its part to conserve the most endangered, most altered, and least protected ecosystem on the planet, which is home to over 60 at-risk species such as the Burrowing Owl, the Swift Fox, and the Black-footed Ferret.

Please make prairie grasslands an urgent priority as part of Canada’s ambitious commitments to protect 25 percent of our land and ocean by 2025, and 30 percent by 2030.