The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in Alberta was the acquisition of Wagner Bog in 1970, a 320-acre highly significant wetland habitat. Since then we have completed more than 200 projects that protect more than 185,000 acres (75,000 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.
'Tis the season to get outside and volunteer
The 2013 Conservation Volunteer season is upon us. Learn more about this exciting program and how you and your family can be involved.
Show your support with a cuppa!
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery has partnered up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to raise additional funds and awareness.
Lights Out-Earth Hour was celebrated!
Earth Hour 2013 was celebrated at six different Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakeries with proceeds from the events directed to NCC.
Lighting it up with Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery is once again celebrating Earth Hour by supporting the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and our conservation efforts across Alberta.
Thinking about Canada’s Prairies
The Canadian Prairies provide important habitat for countless grassland species. Yet this habitat is one of the most threatened ecosystems in North America, with close to three quarters of Canada’s native prairies and associated wetlands having been converted due to development and agriculture.
Great start to the 2013 speaker series
Professor Lu Carbyn kicked off the 2013 conservation speaker series with a discussion of the changing dynamics of Wood Buffalo National Park.
The 2013 Conservation Speaker Series
Every year NCC's Alberta Region hosts a series of speaker events that embraces an evening of sharing our NCC story to invited guests and their friends as well as featuring a guest speaker.
Alberta's 2012 Highlights
Its hard to believe another year has passed! Take a journey of the highlights of our work in the Alberta Region this past year.
Thank goodness for binoculars!
Enjoying an early morning hike with her boyfriend, conservation coordinator Chelsea Jaeger observes wildlife in their natural habitat.
NCC thanks the summer interns of 2012
The large amount of monitoring and stewardship completed during the short field season is largely due to the assistance our summer interns provide.
Our Conservation Work Near Edmonton
Cooking Lake Moraine is the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) principal Priority Natural Area in the Edmonton region. The area supports extensive boreal forest habitat and is a vital component of freshwater health for the region.
Our Conservation Work in Southwestern Alberta
The southwestern corner of Alberta, where the province butts up against British Columbia and Montana, is a globally significant natural area that includes the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, Waterton Biosphere Reserve, Waterton?Glacier International Peace Park and Waterton Lakes National Park.
Our Conservation Work in Southeastern Alberta
From Pakowki Lake and the Milk River Basin to the Cypress Uplands and Forty Mile Natural Areas, southeastern Alberta is a grassland landscape. Here you can fine a mix of species found nowhere else in the province
Grasslands are fragile but ecologically important, supporting a large number of at risk species that rely on this habitat for at least some stage of their lifecycle. Birds such as burrowing owl, ferruginous hawk and peregrine falcon are iconic grasslands creature that are under increasing threat from habitat loss.
Thanks to a moister climate, Alberta?s parkland landscape offers excellent growing conditions for plants, making it a magnet for farming and development. The conservation of remaining natural areas in this area is incredibly important and a distinct focus of conservation for the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Alberta.
Rocky Mountain Front
The Canadian Rocky Mountains can be said to represent the southernmost extent of true wilderness remaining in North America. Yet even this is a wilderness divided.
Waterton Park Front Project
People who travel south from Pincher Creek, Alberta, to Waterton Lakes National Park remember the drive as one of the most beautiful in Canada.
In the rolling foothills of Southwestern Alberta, cowboys ride the range using traditional methods to move cattle.
Located 17 kilometres west of Drumheller on Highway 9, Horseshoe Canyon is a familiar vista to many Albertans and a favourite spot for tourists to catch their first glimpse of this unique aspect of Alberta's natural heritage.
Last Five Miles
The Last Five Miles is a small yet critical natural ecosystem in Alberta that stretches from Longview to the U.S. border along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
Coyote Lake Conservation Area
In 1996, Doris and Eric Hopkins fulfilled a long-held dream: their generous donation of land, along with the support of local landowners, the provincial government and NCC, ensured that the nature they came to respect would be protected in perpetuity with the creation of the Coyote Lake Conservation Area.
Volunteers removing old fencing from Crowsnest Pass, AB (Photo by NCC)
Mugshot, Joshua Tree, CA, U.S. (Photo by Sophie Ballagh)
Katrina Gousmett, Joshua Tree, CA, U.S. (Photo by Sophie Ballagh)
Road trip to Kooteney National Park, BC (Photo by NCC)
James Stephenson visiting Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, AB (Photo by NCC)
Katrina Gousmett climbing, Joshua Tree, CA, U.S. (Photo by Sophie Ballagh)
Climbing gear with mug, Joshua Tree, CA, U.S. (Photo by Sophie Ballagh)
Volunteers at Beynon Property, AB (Photo by NCC)
Volunteers,Golden Ranches, AB (Photo by NCC)
Volunteers planting trees, Golden Ranches, AB (Photo by NCC)
Sandstone Ranch, AB
Elkhorn Stock Ranch, Lundbrek, AB
Red Deer River Valley Natural Area, AB
Waterton Park Front Project, AB
Waterton Park Front, AB