Solar Pumping Station Installation at Spring 263 in the East Block of Grasslands National Park

Due to climactic constraints (annual precipitation of <360 mm) and limited distances moved by livestock from water sources (rarely travelling and grazing beyond >1.6km from a water source), water is a limiting factor for livestock grazing and distribution. As a result of such limitations, in addition to uneven water distribution and current unavailability of other management strategies (e.g. fire, lick tubs), uneven livestock distribution and areas that lack grazing disturbance can occur. The objective is to install a solar water pumping station at a developed spring (49.188, -106.723) located >1.6km from current watering sources in a 4-section pasture within the East Block of Grasslands National Park (GNP). Materials for the off-site watering system include: installation of a solar panel pump to actively pump water from the spring to the troughs, water supply lines to transport water from spring to troughs, and troughs for cattle to water from. Specifications of supply lines and troughs will depend on anticipated herd size, flow rate of the spring, and placement of waterer infrastructure.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

September 30, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from August 31 to September 30, 2022 - August 31, 2022


Grasslands National Park
P.O. Box 150
Val Marie, Saskatchewan S0N 2T0
Telephone: 306-298-2257 or 1-888-773-8888

  • Location

    • Grasslands National Park (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Agriculture
    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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