The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in Alberta was the acquisition of Wagner Bog in 1970: 320 acres (130 hectares) of highly significant wetland habitat. Since then, we have completed more than 200 projects, protecting more than 280,000 acres (114,000 hectares) 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

Gus Yaki and fellow walkers near Milk River (Photo by Patrick Mahaffey)

Gus Yaki and fellow walkers near Milk River (Photo by Patrick Mahaffey)

A grasslands odyssey

This spring, I had the chance to explore southern Alberta with Calgary-based naturalist Gus Yaki, who organized a walking tour of to recognize Canada‚Äôs 150th and raise funds for habitat conservation and research. Continue Reading »

Fisher (Photo by Matthew Zalewski)

Fisher (Photo by Matthew Zalewski)

Finding fishers in the Cooking Lake Moraine

The purpose of the Moraine Mesocarnivore study project was to determine whether the fisher population had grown, and to determine how many current fishers had the DNA of the reintroduced animals. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Hiking along Horseshoe Canyon, AB (Photo by Brett Gilmour)

Staying fit while exploring nature

August 14, 2017

When I was applying for jobs, I focused on positions that would get me outside and that were in the conservation field. During my job hunt, I applied for a position with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as a summer conservation technician,... Continue Reading »

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