Burying Overhead Power Line in Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park is partnering with SaskPower to replace nearly 7 km of overhead service line in with a buried service line. Tall vertical structures in critical habitat are identified in the Recovery Strategy for this species as a chronic disturbance that threatens their recovery and survival. By removing power poles in critical habitat in and around the park, the proposed project will work towards conservation goals for the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus) identified by both the Grasslands N.P. multi-species action plan and the South of the Divide action plan. Service will be maintained by installing a buried line following the existing roadway. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment. 

Latest update

May 8, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from April 8 to May 8, 2022 - April 8, 2022


Grasslands National Park
P.O. Box 150
Val Marie, Saskatchewan S0N 2T0
Telephone: 306-298-2257 or 1-888-773-8888
Email: infopnprairies-grasslandsnpinfo@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Grasslands National Park (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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