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PPPI – A Year in Review

25 Nov

People often ask how things are going with the effort to secure a good future for the PFRA pastures. We started on this journey on November 23 last year so it is time to look back on what has happened during those twelve months. With all that has happened, PPPI believes that the CPPAS approach of an overall provincial management plan for all the pastures will ensure the best outcomes for all stakeholders, including the public. Producers should not be expected to cover the costs associated with enhancing and protecting public goods. That said, we have much to celebrate!

1.       Virtually all of the land will remain publicly owned for the time being.

2.       The pastures will not be subdivided.

3.       If any is sold it will be to pasture patron groups and only with a conservation easement

4.       The penalties and enforcement system for Crown land sold with an easement has been markedly improved

5.       Access for hunting and naturalists/scientists will not be changed

6.       More Saskatchewan people and Canadians know what a PFRA pasture is and why they matter.

7.       Groups with an interest in the pastures from various angles are now sharing ideas about the future of the pastures. To date, 46 Saskatchewan, Canadian and international organizations have endorsed the PPPI principles.

8.       The Province has repeatedly given assurances that species at risk and biodiversity will be protected.

We intend to stick with this journey, because the investment Canadians have made in the PFRA pastures is too important to be lost. The work of PPPI in the coming months will focus on:

–          Continuing our discussions and communications with First Nations, cattle producers and others concerned about the pastures

–          Encouraging the Province to maintain the same stocking rates and public access to the pastures

–          Research on carbon sequestration

–          Looking at issues of controlling invasive species

–          Ensuring methods for monitoring species at risk

–          Monitoring the talks between the Province and the first five pasture committees to transition



Benefit Concert for PPPI in Regina

3 Jun

There is excellent support for PPPI’s efforts coming forward from the community in Saskatchewan. A group has come together in Regina to organize a benefit concert on June 21 in aid of the work on pastures. PPPI really appreciates the energy and enthusiasm that has gone into creating this event!


  • What – A benefit concert to support the PPPI initiatives
  • When – Friday, June 21, 2013- doors open @ 7:00 PM
  • Where The Artesian (Regina)
  • Who – (rather than explain each amazing musician/band, check out these links):
  • How/Details?  
    • Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door (hoping to sell out long in advance so don’t delay!).  
    • Tickets can be purchased in Regina at Mysteria Gallery (2706 13th Ave.) and Fresh Air Experience (532 Victoria Ave.).  
    • Fully Licensed Venue
    • All Ages
    • 50/50 
    • Silent Auction

For more info follow the group on Twitter @pasturesregina (#party4pastures) or add/msg them on Facebook (Pastures Regina).