Saskatchewan

Sask. launches online map for hunting, fishing, bird watching

The Ministry of Environment has launched a new online tool and app called HABISask that it says will help people get the most of out Saskatchewan's outdoors and wildlife.

HABISask aimed to help you plan your wildlife 'adventure'

When it comes to fishing, the new map tool includes: water body locations, fish species presence and fish stocking history. (CBC)

The Ministry of Environment has launched a new online tool and app called HABISask that it says will help people get the most of out Saskatchewan's outdoors and wildlife. 

"The online mapping tool will help you plan your hunting and angling adventure, assist you in the early planning stages for projects or environmental reviews or help you protect Saskatchewan's wildlife through your conservation activities," Minister of Environment Scott Moe said in a statement. 

HABI stands for hunting, angling and biodiversity information.

"This is a fantastic resource for our outdoor enthusiasts across the province," said Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation executive director Darrell Crabbe.

The online mapping tool combines new and existing information. (Government of Saskatchewan)

The app uses four themes to layer on the map, hunting, angling, project screening and wildlife viewing. 

Hunting

  • Wildlife management zones.
  • Game preserves.
  • Road corridor game preserves. 
  • Wildlife refuges.
  • Bird sanctuaries.
  • Wildlife biologist management areas.
  • Conservation officer field offices.

Angling

  • Water body locations.
  • Fish species presence.
  • Fish stocking history.
  • Special regulations. 
  • Bathymetric (underwater depth) map links.
  • Fisheries management zones. 
  • Fisheries biologist management areas.
  • Conservation officer field offices.

Project screening and wildlife viewing

  • Rare and endangered species observations. 
  • Ecological protection specialist districts.
  • Managed areas.
  • Saskatchewan Bird Atlas.
  • Ecoregions​.

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