This project was undertaken with the financial support of

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This project was undertaken with the financial support of

Flowering Rush(Butomus umbellatus) isan invasive aquaticplant from Eurasia. In Canada for over 100years now. Flowering rush is veryinvasive – rhizomes,seeds and bulblets.


First sighted inSaskatchewan in 2004near Young. NPSS onlyorganization toaddress this - starteddata collection andcontrol in 2008.


In 2012: Wetland shoreline mapped with GPS Flowering rush plants and patches markedwith GPS Photos taken Vegetation inventory of wetland completed Data collected on flowering rush (phenology,etc.) Flowering rush removed (approx. 2 tonnes!) Surrounding area searched for spread


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Science curriculum in Saskatchewan recentlyrevamped. Teachers lacking resources related to newcurriculum. Few relevant educational resources on nativeplants linked to new curriculum.


Hosted in-class presentations, field tours, outdoor exercises.Also support the development of native plant teachinggardens. Created lesson plans for all grades (K-12) of scienceclasses. Created, compiled and adapted printed and onlineresources. Packaged native seeds from recently retired nursery. Compiled everything into teacher resource kits that weredistributed to all schools in Saskatchewan (over 800!).


Lesson plans fitlearning objectives ofnew curriculum, andhave a strong focuson native culture. Online resources areinteractive and fun!


Holliston SchoolWanuskewin Heritage Park


Build a Prairie Game:http://www.npss.sk.ca/games/Watershed Game:http://www.npss.sk.ca/bell-games/watershed/


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Joint Nature Saskatchewan – NPSSproject.Builds on Rare Plant Rescue program byworking with stewards.


Landowners are interviewed.Data is collected on the land:• Rare plant locations visited• New rare plant locations marked/mapped• Invasive species marked/mapped• Range/riparian health assessments• Linear belt transects – vegetation assessments• Photos taken


Site specific beneficial management planis written and given to the landowner.Plan contains all data collected andrecommendations to benefit the rareplants.Dollar matching helps stewardsimplement recommendations.


2012 Results: 5 stewards – 878 acres (355 ha) 2 plant species at risk dealt with (buffalograssand hairy prairie clover) New buffalograss populations found 2 provincially rare plants dealt with (burragweed and beaked annual skeletonweed) 1 new provincially rare species found(American bugseed) Invasive species found – mostly leafy spurge


−500Data Frame ID: 20100105_02_01100550010100015Depth, e r= 3.15 (m)150020002500202530352−Way Travel Time (us)30004035004540000.00 km77.751 S103.327 W8.27 km77.809 S103.534 W16.52 km77.856 S103.806 WDistanceLatitudeLongitude24.76 km77.905 S104.066 W33.03 km77.955 S104.327 W5041.27 km78.002 S104.597 W


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