The Saskatoon Natural Grasslands (SNG) is a 34 acre (13.8 hectare) parcel of native Saskatchewan grassland persisting in a surprisingly natural condition.  It lies within the area known as Silverspring (located in the northeast sector of Saskatoon, 8 kilometres from the city centre along the South Saskatchewan River).  This fescue grassland is not just grass, but an ecosystem – a complex association of grasses, flowering and non-flowering plants, birds, animals and insects representing 10,000 years of natural history since the glaciers receded.

Thanks to education programs provided by the University of Saskatchewan Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, the Saskatoon Nature Society, the City of Saskatoon, the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division, the Saskatoon Public School Division, Meewasin  and others; and the stewardship  by the Silverspring community, the SNG continues to provide habitat, aesthetic and recreational opportunities, soil protection and gene pool for future medical and agricultural research.

Related resources at Meewasin: SNG bookmark, SNG brochure (223 KB pdf), SNG Ecological Education Guide (29 MB pdf).