The Suffield complex of three community pastures on 41,000 ha are adjacent to the current Suffield National Wildlife Area near Medicine Hat. The community pastures and National Wildlife Area are home to more than 1,100 known species. Many of Suffield’s 20 species at risk are emblematic prairie species, such as Burrowing Owl, Ferruginous Hawk, and Sprague’s Pipit. Others such as Small-flowered Sand-verbena and Ord’s Kangaroo Rat require the open habitats and coarse soils of sand dunes and hills found in very few places across the prairies.