Alberta

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

Larry Simpson speaking at NatureTalks event (Photo by NCC)

Larry Simpson speaking at NatureTalks event (Photo by NCC)

Edmonton engages in conservation conversation

Everybody has their own stories about connecting to the natural world and their own reasons why protecting it is important. Continue Reading »

Sadie Reichelt Leggatt in NCC's Calgary office (Photo by NCC)

Sadie Reichelt Leggatt in NCC's Calgary office (Photo by NCC)

Sadie's birthday donation

Sadie Reichelt Leggatt is five years old and lives in Calgary, Alberta. Her favourite animal (this week) is the cheetah, but she also likes birds, foxes, dogs, horses, and cats. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

NCC conservation property in Beaver Hills (Photo by Brent Calver)

NCC conservation property in Beaver Hills (Photo by Brent Calver)

Connecting protected spaces in Alberta's newest biosphere

March 30, 2018

When you live in a major urban centre, it’s easy to feel isolated from nature. But we are fortunate in Edmonton; we have an incredible wealth of natural areas just outside our door. Just east of the city lies Beaver Hills, a natural... Continue Reading »

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