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Ministry of Environment

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The Ministry of Environment provides science-based solutions, compliance and mitigation measures aimed at protecting the environment, safeguarding communities and helping to ensure balanced economic growth and a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan residents.

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1. Information you might be looking for

Hunting

Get information to purchase a hunting or trapping licence. Download the Hunters’ and Trappers’ Guide and supplements. Apply for a Draw or get findings on the most current hunter harvest survey.

Angling

Get information to purchase an angling licence. Download the Anglers’ Guide. Learn about aquatic invasive species and learn about fisheries management and research.

Wildfire Management

Report a wildfire. Find a daily wildfire report. Request wildfire assistance. Check fire weather and get smoke information for the province. View fire activity and daily fire danger maps.

Report Hazardous Spills

Report a spill, submit a 30-day written spill report, or search for hazardous facilities or past spill information.

Report an Environmental Violation

Use the anonymous online TIP system to report any violations or call the TIP line.

Maps

Access government maps and web mapping applications such as Sask Interactive and wildlife management zones.
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2. Plans and Annual Reports

Plan for 2016-17

The plan for 2016-17 reflects the Government’s goals of sustaining growth and opportunities for Saskatchewan people, meeting the challenges of growth, securing a better quality of life for all Saskatchewan people and delivering responsive and responsible government.

For previous Ministry plans, please visit Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

Annual Reports

The Ministry of Environment's 2014-15 Annual Report presents the ministry’s activities and results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. It reports to the public and elected officials on public commitments made and other key accomplishments of the Ministry.

Previous fiscal year annual reports can be found by visiting Prior Year Plans, Reports and Guiding Documents.

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3. Programs and services

Hunting Trapping and Angling

Purchase a licence. Apply for a draw or permit. Download guides and supplements. Learn about our hunting and wildlife surveys. Apply for funding. Get information on fish populations and management.

Wildfire Management

Learn about current wildfire activity, as well as weather, hazards and more. Report a fire or request assistance.

FireSmart

Discover what it means to be FireSmart. Find out what you can do to prevent and prepare for wildfire, and protect your home and community.

Hazardous Materials and Safe Waste Management

Report a spill or search for hazardous substance storage facilities or past spills. Find information on hazardous materials storage, hazardous waste and solid waste management.

Green Living

Learn how you can live green in your day-to-day life and how you can participate by reducing waste and reducing gas emissions.

Environmental Assessment

Find out if your project needs an assessment, what the process is, and apply if necessary.

Environmental Code

Learn about code chapters, standards and legislation, or submit an application to be designated as a qualified person to ensure code compliance.

Industrial Activities

Learn how the province protects the environment by supporting sound industrial activities.

Mineral Permits

Apply for permits for mining initiatives or projects in Saskatchewan.

Outdoor Air Quality

Get details on air quality monitoring, current readings in your community and the potential impacts from pollutants and vehicle emissions.

Forest Management

Learn about Saskatchewan’s well-established forest industry. Download field guides and reports. Find out about forest management, planning and licensing. Get information about forest insects and diseases.

Land Management

Learn more on the province’s land use planning and our representative areas network. Find out how to arrange for a conservation easement.

Crown Lands

Learn about Saskatchewan’s Southern Conservation Land Management Strategy.

Purchase Crown Resource Land

Get information to purchase resource Crown land. Download an application.

Lease Crown Resource Land

Get information to lease resource Crown land. Download an application.

Wildlife Conservation

Learn about species at risk in Saskatchewan. Apply for a research permit to conduct surveys, research or other activities to observe wildlife for scientific, academic or commercial activities.

Wildlife Issues

Learn what you can do if you are experiencing problems with wildlife, report fish and wildlife diseases, and find out how the province is addressing invasive species.

Service Industry

Become a guide or outfitter in Saskatchewan. Apply or surrender an outfitter’s licence.

Climate Change Policy

Learn about Saskatchewan’s GHG emissions climate change initiatives.
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4. Ministers and managers

Hon. Herb Cox
Hon. Herb Cox, Minister

Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-0393
Fax (306) 787-1669
Email env.minister@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address Room 38, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 0B3
Cam Swan
Cam Swan, Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister's Office

Phone (306) 787-2930
Fax (306) 787-2947
Email cam.swan@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 5th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Kevin Murphy, Assistant Deputy Minister

Resource Management and Compliance Division

Phone (306) 787-8567
Fax (306) 787-2947
Email Kevin.Murphy@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 5th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Lori Uhersky, Assistant Deputy Minister

Environmental Support Division

Phone (306) 787-5737
Fax (306) 787-2947
Email lori.uhersky@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 5th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Erika Ritchie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection and Audit Division

Environmental Protection Division

Phone (306) 787-5419
Fax (306) 787-2947
Email erika.ritchie@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 5th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Wayne Wark, Executive Director

Communication Services Branch

Phone (306) 787-2770
Fax (306) 787-3941
Email wayne.wark@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 5th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Steve Roberts, Executive Director

Wildfire Management Branch

Phone (306) 953-2206
Fax (306) 953-3575
Email Steve.Roberts@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address Provincial Wildfire Centre, Highway # 2 North,
Mailing Address Box 3003, Highway # 2 North, Prince Albert, SK, Canada, S6V 6G1
Scott Pittendrigh, Director

Climate Change Branch

Phone (306) 787-6182
Fax (306) 787-0024
Email scott.pittendrigh@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 4th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Kevin Callele, Executive Director

Compliance and Field Services Branch

Phone (306) 787-3388
Fax (306) 787-3913
Email Kevin.Callele@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 3rd Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Sharla Hordenchuk, Director, Environmental Assessment & Stewardship

Environmental Assessment & Stewardship

Phone (306) 787-1023
Fax (306) 787-0930
Email Sharla.Hordenchuk@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 4th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Laurel Welsh, Executive Director

Corporate Services Branch

Phone (306) 787-2484
Email Laurel.Welsh@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 336 - 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Executive Director, Executive Director

Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch

Phone (306) 787-2309
Fax (306) 787-9544
Email execdirector@legassembly.sk.ca
Mailing Address 4th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Wes Kotyk, Executive Director

Environmental Protection Branch

Phone (306) 933-6542
Fax (306) 933-8442
Email Wes.Kotyk@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 102 - 112 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 3R3
David Cobb, Manager

Forest Operations and Compliance

Phone (306) 953-2343
Fax (306) 953-2360
Email david.cobb@gov.sk.ca
Physical Address 201 - 1061 Central Avenue, Prince Albert,
Mailing Address Box 3003, Prince Albert, SK, Canada, S6V 6G1
Thon Phommavong, Executive Director

Business Transformation Management Branch

Phone (306) 787-9986
Fax (306) 787-1513
Email Thon.Phommavong@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 5th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Dr. Kevin McCullum, Chief Engineer

Technical Resources Branch

Phone (306) 787-2739
Fax (306) 787-0646
Email Kevin.McCullum@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 5th Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
Pam Herbert, Director, Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement

Strategic Planning and Performance Improvement Branch

Phone (306) 787-7253
Fax (306) 787-0635
Email Pam.Herbert@gov.sk.ca
Mailing Address 2nd Floor, 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK, Canada, S4S 5W6
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5. Forms and Publications

2015 Hunters' and Trappers Guide

Learn what's new for 2015, new regulations, licence fees, regulation summaries, wildlife zones and more. The guide is also available in French through the Publication Centre. 

Hunting and Angling Licence System Instructions

Step by Step instructions to assist you with obtaining your HAL ID and purchasing licences online.

2015 State of the Environment Report

Learn more about government's measurement of air, climate, land, forest and water.

You can find all publications for this ministry in the Publications Centre.

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6. Legislation

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. To order or subscribe, please visit www.qp.gov.sk.ca.

The Conservation Easements Act
Encourages private landowners, conservation organizations and governments to protect ecologically sensitive lands and natural areas through voluntary agreements.

The Ecological Reserves Act
Protects unique, natural ecosystems and landscape features through the designation of Crown land as ecological reserves.

The 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.

The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010
Protects the air, land and water resources of the province through regulating and controlling potentially harmful activities and substances.

The 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.

The 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.

The Forest Resources Management Act
Allows the ministry to implement a framework for sustainable management of Saskatchewan's forest resources.

The 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.

The Provincial Lands Act
Creates authority for the management and transfer of Crown lands.

The 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.

The Water Appeal Board Act
Establishes the Water Appeal Board and enables the board to hear appeals regarding water, sewage and drainage issues.

The 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.

The 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.

Legislation - Not Yet In Force
The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Act was passed but is not yet proclaimed.

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7. News releases

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