The Potential for Land Sauchyn Kennedy-2005-The potential for land degradation under climate change in the vicinity of six rural communities in Saskatchewan

The landscape of southern Saskatchewan is drought prone and dominated by agriculture.
Certain landscapes are more sensitive to degradation. Given the potential impact of climate change on the
landscapes and their productivity, a regional scale investigation was undertaken using three global climate
models (GCMs) and two geographic information system (GIS) overlay methods to examine the sensitivity of
the landscapes surrounding the six rural communities of Balcarres, Carlyle, Craik, Eastend, Naicam and
Willow Bunch for the periods of 1961–91 and for the 2050s. Regardless of the method used, the most sensitive landscapes are land under cultivation.