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 451,630 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

Nellie Ross making a donation (Photo by NCC)

Nellie Ross making a donation (Photo by NCC)

Nellie Ross: a next-generation conservationist

Nellie Ross is five years old and is already leaving her mark on the world of conservation. To help narwhals, her favourite animal, Nellie decided to sell “narwhal tusks”: hot chocolate mix with marshmallows all packaged in special pointy bags. Continue Reading »

Romito family at Bunchberry Meadows (Photo by NCC)

Romito family at Bunchberry Meadows (Photo by NCC)

Women and Girls in Nature

Events such as Women and Girls in Nature encourage young girls to consider careers in areas that may not have been as historically accessible to women. Here, young girls can learn what options are available for working in dynamic and exciting careers in conservation. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Forested wetlands in summer (Photo by Mary Gartshore)

Forested wetlands in summer (Photo by Mary Gartshore)

Getting wetland conservation right will help solve many issues

February 2, 2020

Earlier this winter I watched as a record amount of January rain filled the swamp at the back of our property outside of Guelph Ontario. With the ground still locked in a hard freeze, there weren’t a lot of places to hold this deluge. This... Continue Reading »

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