Alberta

The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in Alberta was in 1970 with the acquisition of Wagner Natural Area — 130 hectares (320 acres) of highly significant wetland habitat. Since then, we have completed more than 200 projects, protecting more than 445,000 hectares (1.1 million acres) of this province's most ecologically significant land and water. Today, the Alberta Region continues to work with our partners to protect and steward Alberta's natural heritage.

Stories from the Field

Swift fox (Photo by Clio Smeeton)

Swift fox (Photo by Clio Smeeton)

Cochrane Ecological Institute brings swift foxes back to Canada

The Cochrane Ecological Institute (CEI) began a recovery program over 30 years ago to breed and reintroduce swift fox — an endangered species — back into the wild. After decades of hard work and dedication, this incredible organization has brought the swift fox back to Alberta and Canada! Continue Reading »

ReScrunched team Parker Hicks and Maya Bezubiak (Photo by NCC)

ReScrunched team Parker Hicks and Maya Bezubiak (Photo by NCC)

ReScrunched: Sustainable scrunchies

A class of Grade 9 students at St. Rose Catholic Junior High School created a company called ReScrunched, as a part an entrepreneur option program called Junior Achievement. They then donated a portion of their profits to NCC in support of protecting Canada’s lands and waters. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

A group of Scouts on a camping trip (Photo courtesy of Alyana Lalani)

A group of Scouts on a camping trip (Photo courtesy of Alyana Lalani)

Heard it from a Scout: Plastic-free camping

August 14, 2019

For Scouts, the natural world is incredibly important. The environment is our home, a place where we play, learn and have fun, so it is our duty to take care of it. The Leave No Trace principle, which provides guidelines on how to minimize your... Continue Reading »

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