As of this morning, there is a great way to view climate data online to take action on climate change. Check out Climate Data for a Resilient Canada
ClimateData.ca can be explored by location, climate variable, or human geography sector. As Dave Sauchyn, Director, Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Regina mentioned, choose minimum temperature in February and the highest emission scenario 1950s where the chinook plume can be seen in southwest Alberta, and how the warming has progressed from the north west to the east by toggling the time line to present time. The Climate Data maps also at a glance show the number and severity of extreme climate events, and the exponential changes in the last decade.
This climate change data map was announced at the Release of the Prairie Provinces chapter of Canada in a Changing Climate: Regional Perspectives Report put online by the International Institute for Sustainable Development IISD Sauchyn mentions to compile this document a number of professionals delved into published reports and examined climate change maps back to 1948.
It was very exciting that the Prairie Provinces chapter was to be released of the Regional Perspectives Report, followed by other regions, and the National Issues Report in 2021.
If you wish to see the webinar mentioned above it will be posted on the Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative web site (prairiesrac.com) where prairie residents, and world wide visitors can learn about the potential of the prairie basin as a worldwide climate change “hot spot.”
As we adapt to climate change, and the associated climate risks, we individually in communities need to follow the lead of IISD and “anticipate, cope and adapt.”
For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
NEW P4G District Official Community Plan
DRAFT P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook: StBarbeBaker Afforestation Area
Facebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreas
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Twitter: St Barbe Baker Charity Twitter:FriendsAreas
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date! Canada Helps
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“The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. ” Wangari Maathai.
“The science of forestry arose from the recognition of a universal need. It embodies the spirit of service to mankind in attempting to provide a means of supplying forever a necessity of life and, in addition, ministering to man’s aesthetic tastes and recreational interests. Besides, the spiritual side of human nature needs the refreshing inspiration which comes from trees and woodlands. If a nations saves its trees, the trees will save the nation. And nations as well as tribes may be brought together in this great movement, based on the ideal of beautifying the world by the cultivation of one of God’s loveliest creatures – the tree.” ~ Richard St. Barbe Baker.