Burying overhead power lines in township 1, range 1, west of the 3rd meridian in Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park is partnering with SaskPower to remove 10 km of overhead service line in the West Block of the park, replacing it with a partially buried service line. The existing overhead line crosses through prairie, while the replacement line will follow the existing public access road. The public access road intersects a black-tailed prairie dog colony, and work will occur on lands protected by the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-Grouse (2013). The proposed project will work towards conservation goals for the greater sage-grouse by removing power poles in critical habitat. Tall vertical structures in critical habitat are identified by the Recovery Strategy for this species as a chronic disturbance that threatens their recovery and survival. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

March 02, 2021 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Grasslands National Park
P.O. Box 150
Val Marie, Saskatchewan S0N 2T0
Telephone: 306-298-2257 or 1-888-773-8888
Email: infopnprairies-grasslandsnpinfo@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Grasslands National Park (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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