The following acts and regulations are administered by the Ministry of Environment and are available in pdf format. The url links below are provided with the consent of the Queen’s Printer for Saskatchewan pursuant to Government of Saskatchewan copyright policies. Printed copies of the legislation are also available through the Queen’s Printer website.
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Clean Air Act
Protects Saskatchewan's air quality by regulating emissions that originate in the province.
Conservation Easements Act
Encourages private landowners, conservation organizations and governments to protect ecologically sensitive lands and natural areas through voluntary agreements.
Ecological Reserves Act
Protects unique, natural ecosystems and landscape features through the designation of Crown land as ecological reserves.
Environmental Assessment Act
Provides a practical means to ensure that development proceeds with adequate environmental safeguards and in a manner broadly understood by and acceptable to the public through the integrated assessment of environmental impact.
Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002
Protects the air, land and water resources of the province through the regulation and control of potentially harmful activities and substances.
Fisheries Act (Saskatchewan), 1994
Enables sustainable management of fisheries resources by affirming provincial ownership of fish, creating a provincial licensing system, and regulating allocation of fish resources, fish marketing, aquaculture, sport fishing and commercial fishing.
Forestry Professions Act
Establishes the Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals, an organization independent of government and industry, responsible for ensuring that its members maintain required standards for competency and conduct.
Forest Resources Management Act
Allows the ministry to implement a framework for sustainable management of Saskatchewan's forest resources.
Litter Control Act
Makes littering an offence and provides for the establishment and administration of a deposit refund system for various beverage containers.
Natural Resources Act
(subject to OC 208/96) Establishes the province's mandate to manage, protect, conserve and develop renewable resources in a sustainable manner.
Prairie and Forest Fires Act, 1982
Provides for the prevention, detection and suppression of prairie and forest fires originating in provincial forests, parks and on unoccupied Crown lands. It also governs compensation for conscripted firefighters and authorizes establishment and regulation of fire bans and burning permit areas.
Provincial Lands Act
Creates authority for the management and transfer of Crown lands.
Sale or Lease of Certain Lands Act
Gives Cabinet the ability to place conditions on the transfer or lease of lands listed in a schedule to this Act.
State of the Environment Report Act
Provides for public accountability in reporting of environmental conditions and activities through the preparation and release of a State of the Environment Report every two years.
Water Appeal Board Act
Establishes the Water Appeal Board and enables the board to hear appeals regarding water, sewage and drainage issues.
Wildlife Act, 1998
Provides for the management, conservation and protection of wildlife resources through the issuance and revocation of licences, the prosecution of wildlife offences and the establishment of annual hunting seasons.
Wildlife Habitat Protection Act
Provides for the management, conservation and protection of wildlife lands and wildlife by preventing the sale and alteration of certain Crown lands.
In 2010, The Forest Resources Management Act, The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010, and The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Act were passed but not proclaimed by the Legislative Assembly. These acts authorize the Lieutenant Governor in Council to adopt a code. Any activities not captured by the current code will continue to be regulated under a licensing or approval process. To support the proclamation of these acts, a number of code chapters needed to be developed and many existing regulations needed to be repealed or amended. In addition, new regulations need to be developed to adopt the code and to address regulatory gaps for those activities not yet captured under the code