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Sanderson, Leot H. - 1983
Sawyer, Colleen Janet - 2003
Sefton, David Bruce - 2014
Seidle, Edward - 2010
Simpson, Edith Child Rowles - 1981
Simpson, Graham Miller - 2012
Slinkard, Alfred Eugene - 2000
Small, William James - 1989
Smith, David Lawrence Thomson - 1994
Sommerfeld, Victor Herbert - 1996
South, Gordon Archibald - 1982
Sparrow, Herbert O. - 2000
Spence, George - 1974
Spinks, John William Tranter - 1982
Stephenson, Gordon - 2011
Stevenson, William Garfield - 2003
Strudwick, Geoffrey M. - 1998
Summach, Emerson Hilton - 1990
Sutter, Christian Tyndall - 1988
Symes, Oliver - 1987

PortraitHerbert O. Sparrow

Herbert Sparrow, leading advocate of soil conservation, was born into a Vanscoy area farm family January 4, 1930 , and took his primary and secondary schooling in Saskatoon .

As a young man he set up a fast food business in North Battleford and also acquired a farm. He was appointed to the Senate at the young age of 38 and it was there that he established his reputation as an advocate of preserving the environment. While chair of the Senate Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Committee he helped author a book, "Soil at Risk: Canada 's Eroding Future." He was the founder and first president of Soil Conservation Canada.

Out of this came the Save our Soils program, including grassing of waterways, seeding marginal and saline land to forages and reduced tillage. Herb Sparrow's crusade to spread the conservation message took him all over Saskatchewan and many places in Canada . He also addressed the United Nations Environment Program in Australia where he received the UNEP Medal and Certificate of Distinction for Soil Conservation.

His tireless efforts to inform Canadians about the dangers of soil degradation won him wide recognition. He is an honorary life member of the Agricultural Institute of Canada, and an honorary member of the Soil Science Society of Canada. He has received the Soil Conservation Society of America honour award for soil conservation and the H.R. MacMillan Laureate Award in agriculture at the University of Guelph for the most significant contribution to agriculture in the years 1984-89. In 1988 McGill University conferred on him an honorary doctor of science degree for his efforts on behalf of soil conservation.

Herb served as an alderman in North Battleford for eight years and took an active role in the community. He supported the Battlefords boys' and girls' school lunch program to aid underprivileged children. In 1990 he was named Battleford and District's Citizen of the Decade.

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by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada , Soil Conservation
Council of Canada , Saskatchewan Soil Conservation
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