Fracking the Grasslands: A Case Study of Saskatchewan

Andrea Olive

University of Toronto

Olive is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Geography at the University of Toronto. Her area of research is species at risk conservation and policy in North America. She is the author of Land, Stewardship, and Legitimacy: Endangered Species Policy in Canada and the United States. Her most recent project is an examination of the political ecology of the Bakken Formation. 


The paper considers the possible impacts of hydraulic fracturing on wildlife in the grasslands ecosystem, particularly in the province of Saskatchewan. The Bakken Formation, a major North American shale play, overlaps with... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Andrea Olive (University of Toronto)

Topic Areas

Topics: Engaging with the Public , Topics: Fish and Wildlife Governance (e.g. decentralization, corruption) , Topics: Private Lands Conservation


M-3B » Impacts of Energy Development (15:30 - Monday, 18th September, Assembly Hall B)

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