Abstract: Grasslands are ecologically productive ecosystems: they provide habitat for a wide range of threatened and endangered species, act as carbon sinks, and are efficient nutrient recyclers. Yet grasslands are one of the world’s most disturbed biomes, largely as a result of agricultural conversion. In North America it is estimated that only 30% of the original grasslands remain. In in Saskatchewan, the provincial government currently puts this estimate at closer to 20%. However, this estimate is based on a report that was published 18 years ago and we suspect that economic conditions have favoured additional grassland conversion since then. In this study, we examine published data from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to provide a more recent estimate of grassland extent in Saskatchewan. We find that the province had 17% of its grasslands intact in 1990, but by 2015 this was reduced to 14%, representing a loss of 3% over 25 years. Surprisingly, the AAFC data show that there is currently at least 6% less grassland coverage than is being reported by the Saskatchewan government. We conclude that the provincial government’s agricultural policies do not make grassland conservation a priority.