The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in Alberta was in 1970 with the acquisition of Wagner Natural Area — 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
Riparian zones, which are areas along rivers, streams, wetlands or man-made dugouts, play a significant role in the health of plants and animals. They are also extremely sensitive to disturbance because the soil is often full of lush vegetation and saturated with water. Because of the high water content, the ground is susceptible to compaction or erosion, and the lush vegetation is favoured by wildlife and livestock for grazing. Continue Reading »
The Wildpaths maritimes project is a citizen science project that helps protect wildlife by using the iNaturalist app. (Photo by NCC)
October 24, 2018
Close your eyes and picture a scientist. What do you see? Lab coats, goggles and beakers of bubbling liquids? A perplexed set of eyes staring back at you through a window filled with complex equations beyond comprehension? Ask the internet and it... Continue Reading »
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