ERIC Number: ED216865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Land Use in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Dept. of the Environment, Regina. Public Information and Education Branch.
Information on land use in Saskatchewan is provided in this updated report by the Policy, Planning, and Research Branch of Saskatchewan Environment. Chapter I discusses the physical, economic, and cultural geography of Saskatchewan and traces the history of settlement in this province. Chapter II provides information on the province's resource base including geology and minerals, soils, vegetation, fish and wildlife, outdoor recreation, and water. Chapter III traces the history of land administration from pre-fur trade era to the present. Chapter IV, which comprises almost three fourths of the report, presents an overview of land use focusing on legislation, types, products, economics, and numbers of people involved in different land uses. Major sections include present land use, agriculture, forestry, wildlife, outdoor recreation, historic, cultural and heritage lands, lands for teaching and research, water and fisheries, mineral lands, settlements, and military lands. Sixteen fact sheets produced by the Land Use Policy Committee accompany this report and provide further background information on land use and the land use policy development process in Saskatchewan. Each sheet addresses a specific topic such as forest lands and waste disposal lands and may include photos, tables, maps, and graphs along with the written text. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Geographic
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Dept. of the Environment, Regina. Public Information and Education Branch.
Note: Document accompanied by 16 fact sheets and a brief information sheet on the Wetlands Management Case Study.