SASKATCHEWAN ASSOCIATION of CONSERVATION OFFICERS (SACO) is a registered
association whose members are:
- REGULAR members who are current and former conservation
officers employed by Saskatchewan Environment;
- ASSOCIATE members who are any person who supports
the objectives of the association;
- LIFETIME members who are regular members that
have retired from the department;
- HONORARY members who are persons of great distinction
or those persons that have made extraordinary contributions to the association;
- CORPORATE members which consist of corporations
or organizations that support the objectives of the association.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION ARE:
- to promote the mutual interests of conservation
- to promote and encourage the education and training
of all members in matters affecting their profession.
- To promote and encourage the morale of the members.
- is administered by an executive elected from the regular
- is a voluntary organization supported through membership
dues and special fund raising projects;
- holds an annual convention for all members in various
locations across the province. It also hosts annual hockey and golf
- awards two $1,000 scholarships annually to students enrolled
in a resource technology course in Western Canada;
- awards a $500 bursary to SACO family members for post
THE ASSOCIATION has established SASKTIP -
a rewards program for information leading to the conviction of natural
THE ASSOCIATION initiates and supports collective
and individual research projects, including surveys on night hunting,
commercial exploitation of wildlife, use of dogs in enforcement work,
forensic techniques, violator profiles and officer census data.
THE ASSOCIATION actively supports and is an affiliate
member of the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association
and the Midwest Enforcement Officers Association.
THE ASSOCIATION has financially supported the Saskatchewan
Wildlife Federation Habitat Trust Land Fund, Ducks Unlimited, fishery
and wildlife officer memorial funds throughout North America and the International
Game Warden magazine.
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Forerunners of the modern day conservation officer, Provincial Game Guardians
patrolled vast areas of Saskatchewan at the turn of the century. They
traveled on snowshoes, or by dog train, saddle horse or team, canoes and
boats, and when necessary by freight train.
Our site is dedicated to those that
have gone before us, those who currently carry the badge and those that
will follow in our footsteps.