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HABISask Questions or Feedback:
Please use the "Contact Us" button found within HABISask or contact the Client Service Office:
Call: 1-800-567-4224 (toll free in North America) or 306-787-2584 (Regina).

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HABISask Logo: hunting, angling, biodiversity

HABISask stands for Hunting, Angling and Biodiversity Information of Saskatchewan. HABISask is the Government of Sasktatchewan's client-centred, online mapping application that consolidates new information and existing applications.

HABISask may be used to access the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre (SKCDC)'s species occurrence data and to obtain information on species at risk as part of your planning efforts. As you conduct project screenings to assess for at-risk species and/or related habitats, HABISask will replace the SKCDC’s Wildlife App, already used for this purpose. HABISask will provide a much improved platform including species and habitat information, basic spatial analysis tools and enhanced reporting capability.

Link to PDF document Please review the HABISask Users Guide to begin familiarizing with the new application
(last updated January, 2020)

View our quick start guide to working with the SKCDC's data in HABISask.

Option: Levels of SKCDC Data Access

The SKCDC has two levels of data access: General User and Detailed User. General Users access the application without a sign-in account and have access to locality information and level of rarity.

Detailed Users can access detailed information for the Rare and Endangered Species map layer within HABISask. Detailed users have read and understand the SKCDC Training Manual and have signed a Data Sharing Agreement with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. These users may sign-in and have access to location data, information on what the species is, plus additional information on date of observation, observer, biological data, etc.

Data Sharing Agreements
If you are interested in establishing a data sharing agreement please read the following instructions carefully and completely before contacting the SKCDC.
  1. Download the SKCDC Training Manual and Data Sharing Agreement (below).
  2. Thoroughly read the SKCDC Training Manual and Data Sharing Agreement. Contact the SKCDC if you have questions. Each employee expected to use the application is required to read this manual.
  3. Sign the agreement at the back of the manual and fax or email the SKCDC. Please include a brief explanation of your needs.
  4. The agreement must be signed by a principal of the company or an individual responsible for the management of an office, and must be accompanied by a note acknowledging submission of the agreement on Company Letterhead.
  5. Once the SKCDC has received a signed copy of the Data Sharing Agreement and if approved we will contact you to set up a user name and password. We will assign one user name and password per office that may be shared among users. Please contact the SKCDC within five business days should a user’s employment terminate and there are concerns over possible misuse of information.

Please review the training manual for information on conservation ranks, the SKCDC database, element occurrences, sensitivity issues, external data use guidelines, and more.

Link to PDF document Download the SKCDC Training Manual & Data Sharing Agreement
Accessing Data Outside of HABISask

The SKCDC species occurrence data can be accessed through an ArcGIS REST service from the Government of Saskatchewan ArcGIS REST Services Directory. Map services allow you to connect directly to the data and use it in ArcGIS. The layer is named "RareSpeciesGeneral", or "RareSpeciesDetailed" if signed in. Further map layers of interest may be found under the Wildlife folder.

Users with a HABISask account can be given access to the detailed service by sending a request to the SKCDC's data manager. If using ArcGIS, a connection will need to be created in ArcCatalog - see this help document for adding connections to ArcGIS Server. For advanced functionality (e.g., access the attribute table, change symbology, download a maximum of 4,000 features, etc.), use the feature service as opposed to the map service.

HABISask does not enable downloads of datasets at this time. Some public datasets found on HABISask are available for download from the Government of Saskatchewan's GeoHub.

Work in Progress

HABISask will continue to improve as new functions and data are added to the application. The Ministry of Environment is looking for your feedback as HABISask undergoes functionality and data improvements. Please submit your feedback through the "Contact Us" button found within HABISask.