Saskatoon Biodiversity Challenge

Press Release

Join us for the Saskatoon and Area Community Bioblitz, an exciting citizen science initiative aimed at documenting the rich biodiversity in the Saskatoon region. From June 8th to June 11th, we invite nature enthusiasts, scientists, and curious individuals of all ages to participate in this collaborative effort to observe and identify as many species as possible within our designated bioblitz area.

The bioblitz area, which encompasses diverse ecosystems including forests, wetlands, grasslands, and urban environments, is specified in the project journal, providing participants with clear boundaries to focus their exploration. Your observations can help us create a comprehensive inventory of the flora and fauna found in our region.

To participate, simply head outdoors and start making observations using the iNaturalist platform. Remember, all observations must be made by the stroke of midnight at the end of June 11th. However, we understand that you may have stored observations on your camera taken between June 8th and June 11th, so we will allow an additional 7 days for you to submit them.

Preliminary results will be tallied shortly after the submission deadline, but the identification and refining process will continue until July 31st. This extended period allows participants to collaborate, research, and refine their identifications, ensuring the highest possible accuracy in our final results.

By participating in the Saskatoon and Area Community Bioblitz, you will contribute valuable data that aids in conservation efforts, informs local environmental management, and deepens our understanding of the natural world. Together, we can uncover hidden gems of biodiversity and foster a greater appreciation for the ecosystems that surround us.
Join us on this remarkable journey to explore, document, and celebrate the incredible biodiversity of the Saskatoon region. Let's make a difference and create a lasting impact for generations to come.

Important Dates:
  • Bioblitz Period: June 8th - June 11th, 2023
  • Final Observation Submission Deadline: June 18th, 2023
  • Preliminary Results: June 19th - July 31st, 2023
  • Final Results: July 31st, 2023
Note: Detailed information, guidelines, and the project journal will be provided on the official Saskatoon and Area Community Bioblitz website and the iNaturalist platform. Stay tuned for updates and engage with fellow participants through the project's online community.

For more information
Tutorial What is It? (iNaturalist hints and tips for getting started)

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Hosted by the non profit environmental charity: Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.

The Biodiversity Challenge is run completely by volunteer organizers of the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas. If you’re part of a local stewardship or municipal group and would like to contribute to the promotion of the event, offer your skillsets, or make a donation to this city project please contact to learn more.  We can offer a charitable tax receipt for your donation as well. Send in your contribution is for the Saskatoon and Area Biodiversity Challenge

Donations can be made through PaypalCanada HelpsContact Donate A Car Canada, SARCAN Drop & Go 106100594 for the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. 

Saskatoon Biodiversity Challenge