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Pasture program process puzzles Strawberry Lake users

            New signage at Strawberry Lake Pasture north of Odessa has become a source of local debate in recent weeks.

            The pasture is currently classified as a patron-operated pasture (POP), as it has since it was phased out of the provincial government’s Saskatchewan Pastures Program in 2019.

            Up until that time the Strawberry Lake land had been classified as Crown (government-owned) land and was open to use by livestock farmers, hunters, berry pickers, bird watchers, and all-terrain vehicle users, among others.

            Since the transition however, while the land continues to be owned by the provincial government, it is currently being leased to private citizens.

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