Nipawin Saskatchewan
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Lined with trails carved from thick natural stands of untamed Boreal Forest, the Maurice Street Wildlife Sanctuary beckons bird, wildlife, nature lovers and hikers alike. Crowned a preserved sanctuary in 1968 by the Saskatchewan Natural History Society, the sanctuary is home to everything from black bears and cougars to raccoons and woodpeckers.

The Maurice Street Wildlife Sanctuary is trimmed by and overlooks the 'Eagles Nest' fishing area, a popular fishing hole with the locals. From observation points within the sanctuary, you are sure to see several fisherman trolling the waters below. There is no safe foot-access to this fishing area.

ONLY 17 KM'S AWAY

From the RCMP station at the junction of highways 35 and 55, travel 6km east (towards Carrot River)Turn left at the unmarked road and follow for 11 km's. Watch for signs.

BIRD WATCHING - RARE FLOWERS

There are over 245 identified species of birds living in the sanctuary including the Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, the American Redstart, Pileated Woodpecker and the common Loon. There are also several species of flowers in the sanctuary including Large Yellow Lady’s-Slippers and Ram’s-head Lady’s-Slippers.

THICK BOREAL FOREST

Tamarack, Balsam, Fir, White Spruce, Balsam Poplar and Aspen poplar line the hiking trails of this beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary . Jack Pine is dominant on the sandy upland soil.

WILDLIFE TO WATCH FOR
Cougar Moose
Red Fox Silver Fox
Elk Wolverine
Bobcat Pileated Woodpecker.
Porcupine Beaver
Great Horned Owl Muskrat
Black Bear Coyote
Mule / Whitetail Deer Lynx
Raccoon Skunk
River Otter Badger
Bald & Gold Eagles American Redstart
LITERATURE

CLICK HERE for a brochure on this and other wildlife sanctuaries in the province of Saskatchewan.

For more information, contact
The Saskatchewan Natural History Society
(306)-276-2097.

 

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