The prairie has been preserved and a conservation herd of Plains Bison has been re-introduced at this 13,000 acre working ranch operated by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. A wheelchair accessible visitor centre located at the Butala homestead is open weekends during the summer months. It contains an interpretative display about the culture and natural history of the area.
Open weekends mid May to September.
On Saturday 10 July 2010 "Wild Words" Writing Workshop 10am to 4 pm was given by Saskatchewan author Candace Savage. This was the first time a writer's workshop was given at OMB in the place which inspired author Sharon Butala.
Please call 306 296-2077 for travel information or call 306 296 4908 for additional information or to arrange a visit during the week. www.natureconservancy.ca/sk
From the junction of Hwy 13 & 18 at Robsart, travel 35km south and east on Hwy 18 to Divide Road. Follow the gravel road north for 6 km and east 0.8km to arrive at the visitor centre. Continue traveling 15km east to Claydon or return to Hwy 18 and travel 25km east to Claydon. From Claydon continue north 26km to return to Hwy 13 and on to Eastend. (GPS 0637742,5451630)