Projects Inventory


Touchwood Hills Conservation Ranch



2010 - Ongoing

Audience(s): Cow-Calf   Project Type(s): Demonstration

Touchwood Hills Conservation Ranch consists of 6,400 ac. characterized by rolling hills, ample wetlands and aspen parkland. It is one of the largest ranches in the area, allowing us to demonstrate how a “working ranch” can utilize management practices, such as waterfowl friendly grazing, that are both economically and environmentally sound.

On May 4, 2016 the Regional Centre of Expertise in Saskatchewan, an affiliate of the United Nations focused on education for building sustainability, presented the Touchwood Hills Conservation Ranch with an education award.


Goal #4: Enhance riparian health and reduce the water footprint of beef production

Indicators Addressed:
  • Riparian areas, wetlands, surface and ground water sources and nutrient runoff are responsibly managed to help maintain or enhance watershed health.
Communication Tools:

DUC communications and marketing staff promote the ranch as a demonstration area to producers, the public and industry in Saskatchewan through media releases, earned media, social media, partner relations, and by using internal communications tools such as, a national magazine, e-newsletter distribution to members and volunteers, and annual reporting.

Tagged as: Environment