The Ravine Ecological Preserve
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
 
Photo by John Sawkey Photo by John Sawkey
Sign at entrance of
 The Ravine Ecological Preserve
Arboretum Viewing Platform
near entrance
 
 
THE RAVINE ECOLOGICAL PRESERVE

This park, known widely throughout Yorkton and Area as the Ravine Ecological Preserve is the result of several parties, committed to the conservation of nature. These groups have strived to preserve the harmony shared by the multitude of diverse species and ecosystems within the Ravine.
 
Working in co-operation with the City of Yorkton, the Ravine Ecological Preserve Sub-commission, operating as the steering committee has engaged services from: Rotary Club of Yorkton, Shell Canada, The Yorkton & District Natural History Society, The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, The Saskatchewan Conservation Officers Association, The Yorkton Heritage Commission, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and many other individuals.

The Preserve invites you to take the time to experience the arboretum and trail and to relax and enjoy this fine natural facility.

Look and Listen, feel the texture, smell the fragrance and taste the air. Remember, leave only footprints as your testimonial and help preserve further this endowment for future generations.

The start of this trail lies 100 meters to the North West ..Enjoy!

WATERFOWL COMMON TO THE YORKTON AREA
( Courtesy Ducks Unlimited Canada Listed on Entrance Sign )
 

MALLARD
PINTAIL
NORTHERN SHOVELER
BLUE-WINGED TEAL
AMERICAN WIGEON
CANVASBACK
RUDDY DUCK
REDHEAD
GADWALL
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
CINNAMON TEAL
 
Photo by John Sawkey LESSER SCAUP
WOOD DUCK
COMMON GOLDENEYE
RED-NECKED DUCK
BUFFLEHEAD
TUNDRA SWAN
COMMON MERGANSER
HOODED MERGANSER
CANADA GOOSE
SNOW GOOSE

Photo by John Sawkey Photo by John Sawkey
Arboretum Historical Signs:
"George Arthur Dulmage"
and
"The Land"
Read the inscriptions here.
 
Photo by John Sawkey
Hjertaas Nature Trail Sign
Photo by John Sawkey
North Side

Photo by John Sawkey
Slough & Arboretum
   

RELATED ARTICLES

Warren Hjertaas and the Ravine Ecological Preserve
  
- Kathy Morrell (Special article written  for this website)

HJERTAAS REFLECTS ON FATHER'S LEGACY
 
-  Calvin Daniels, staff writer at Yorkton This Week


 
The location of the
Yorkton Ecological Ravine
can be found using Google Earth.
 

 
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