The Saskatchewan River Delta is the largest inland Delta in North America, at 10,000 hectares. It is considered to be one of Canada’s richest regions for wildlife abundance and diversity. A third of all boreal fish species are found in these waters and half of all boreal bird species call this place home. The Saskatchewan River Delta serves as a critical staging ground for migrating waterfowl including ducks, geese and swans. The Delta faces threat from two large hydroelectric power dams located upstream and peat extraction, affecting water/nutrient flow and undisturbed wetlands.
Photo credit: Garth Lenz, Canadian Geographic15