The State of the Environment report is a requirement in The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010, with the specific purpose to produce a report "concerning the current condition of the environment in Saskatchewan and the relationships between the condition of the environment and the economy of Saskatchewan."
The Government of Saskatchewan continues to improve its 'state of the environment' reporting to offer accessible and comprehensive information to enhance our understanding of the environment. This includes moving primarily to an online version of the report this year, to allow for more regular updating and easy public access to information.
Unlike prior reports, the 2021 edition does not categorize measures into air, habitat, land and water. Some measures – for example, greenhouse gas emissions – are intertwined with multiple categories and should not be considered within only one limited view. Instead, this report focuses on individual indicators and discusses those multi-pronged relationships within each measure.
The most recent data is reported in each measure, and this often depends on availability and frequency of reporting from third parties. As such, some data is as recent as 2020, while some may be from years prior. The new online reporting format will allow for more timely updates and discussion when new data becomes available.
The report will provide the following information in each section.
Why we measure this
A simple explanation of what information the environmental indicator conveys and why that information is important.
What is happening
An explanation, graph or map of how human activities are having an impact on specific environmental measures.
What we are doing
Actions being taken to improve or maintain environmental conditions.
List of Indicators