Forest Connections and guided walk - Historic Places Days

Forest Connections and guided walk

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, Township Rd 362, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Get directions
26 September, 2021 | 14:00-15:30

Discovering an alliance and affiliation with nature. Taking photos through the iNaturalist app on the smartphone, to immerse an outdoor, nature-loving invigorating afternoon. An idyllic way to find a connection in the forest, to see the liason and relation between trees and understorey, to find the kinship between in this semi-wilderness area, and explore nature’s forest habitat. Experience a care-free healthful, informal nature relationship.  Become acquainted with the rich diverse heritage of the areas.

Sunday Sep 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm Nature Connect Bio-Blitz and Forest Walk meet at Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area GPS 52.1052.108851 -106.789851 SW OLRA Just in time for World Environmental Health Day, check out the forest health today.

Download the iNaturalist app on your smart phone and sign in before coming out!

This program for National Forest Week is brought to you by the Friends

of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas an environmental non-profit

charity that was created to preserve and restore the 326-acre

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and the 148-acre

George Genereux Urban Regional Park. Our work reinforces

the 1972 City Council decision designating these afforestation

areas on the western fringe of Saskatoon to “be preserved in

perpetuity.” They are important habitat for wildlife as well as

semi-wild public spaces for recreation and nature immersion.

The larger of these two areas is named after Richard St. Barbe

Baker (1889-1982), who has been called the “first global conservationist”

and in recognition of this he was made the first Honorary Life

Member of the World Wildlife Fund in 1969. A British forester who

also homesteaded and studied in Saskatoon, he dedicated his entire

life unfailingly to the preservation and planting of trees and forests.

This is one session in a week long series of events celebrating National Forest

Week with a theme – “Our Forests – Continually Giving”

Register For Event


  • Pet-Friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Parking
  • Guided Tour

Register A Place

Create an account to add your historic place.

Make a VisitList

Welcome! To get started on a VisitList, you’ll need to have an account with #HistoricPlacesDays.

Already have an account? to sign in.
We use your contact information to process your registration and correspond with you about the National Trust and its programs. You can unsubscribe at any time. We care about your privacy. Read our privacy statement.

Sign In

Sites that participate in #HistoricPlacesDays need to have an account.

Welcome! To get started on a new VisitList or to edit an existing one, you’ll need to have an account with #HistoricPlacesDays. Sign in below!

Not registered? Click here to create an account.

Forgot Password

Enter your email address to request a password reset.

to sign in.

Get the latest scoop on everything #HistoricPlacesDays – join our e-newsletter and never miss a beat.