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Leasing Crown Resource Lands

The province administers more than 37 million hectares of Crown resource land, primarily in central and northern Saskatchewan, with some smaller holdings in the south. We manage Crown resource lands for the benefit of all people of Saskatchewan.
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1. Guidance

The province administers the leasing of Crown resource lands.
  • Crown resource lands are typically thought of as “wilderness” areas, supporting forest ecosystems and wildlife, as well as containing wetlands, marshes and lakes.
  • Most of the Crown land in the southern portion of the province is administered by the Ministry of Agriculture because of its suitability for agricultural purposes.
  • Crown resource land does not include park land designated under The Parks Act.
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2. Eligibility

To lease crown resource lands

Crown resource lands may be used for a variety of purposes under a lease, permit, easement or licence that allow the legal occupation or use of the land. Examples include:
  • Remote recreational cottage; 
  • Traditional resource use cabins;
  • Commercial and industrial operations; and
  • Wild rice harvesting. 
Leases are generally longer term dispositions that allocate lands for particular use. Permits are shorter term authorizations that grant access to the land for a specific purpose.

Some locations may not be available for disposition due to a variety of factors, including:
  • Proximity to other land uses; 
  • Buffers from sensitive areas; and 
  • Designations that prohibit certain types of developments such as ecological reserves.
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3. How To Apply

  1. To lease Crown land, please contact a land manager to first discuss your proposal. 
  2. Then, submit a completed Application for Crown Land Disposition form to the appropriate Ministry of Environment office.
The ministry reviews these applications, ensuring that environmental and resource impacts are considered before issuing a decision. No development on Crown resource land is allowed to take place without authorization.
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4. Apply

Application for Crown Land Disposition Lease or Permit

Submit a completed form to the appropriate Ministry of Environment office listed below.

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5. Further Information

Environment Field Office Locations

Offices are located in Regina, Meadow Lake, Prince Albert, and Nipawin.

La Ronge Area
5th Floor, 800 Central Avenue
Box 3003, McIntosh Mall
PRINCE ALBERT, SK S6V 6G1
Phone: (306) 953-2890

Prince Albert Area
5th Floor, 800 Central Avenue
Box 3003, McIntosh Mall
PRINCE ALBERT, SK S6V 6G1
Phone: (306) 953-3363

Meadow Lake Area
Unit 1 – 101 Railway Place
MEADOW LAKE, SK S9X 1X6     
Phone: (306) 236-7551

 

Nipawin Area

Box 1886
201 – 1st Street E

NIPAWIN, SK S0E 1E0
Phone: (306) 862-1812

 

Regina Area

3rd Floor, 3211 Albert Street

REGINA, SK S4S 5W6
Phone (306) 787-2889  


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