The Government of Saskatchewan developed an action plan for biodiversity protection called Caring for Natural Environments: A Biodiversity Action Plan for Saskatchewan's Future 2004-2009. The plan was intended to guide efforts of all economic sectors over a five-year period, including forestry, agriculture, manufacturing, etc.
Based on both internal and public consultation, the plan focuses primarily on government actions. Its goal was to improve policies, programs, planning, management systems and access to information in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of resources by all sectors. This approach means making decisions based on an ecosystem perspective that integrates the social and economic need to develop a resource with the need to protect the integrity of the environment.