Our Conservation Work in Southwestern Alberta
Clouds over Waterton, AB (Photo by Karol Dabbs)
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.
In this area of Alberta, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) efforts are focused on a conservation area known as Waterton Park Front, which serves as a buffer zone for the Waterton Lakes National Park on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
The Waterton Park Front is an ecologically viable, inspiring working landscape where biodiversity is maintained and enhanced in collaboration with sustainable ranching. It is also important for wildlife movement, and provides habitat for a wide diversity of species.
Located within or adjacent to several conservation initiatives, the Waterton Park Front serves as a showcase for conservation and stewardship to prospective supporters, partners and neighbouring ranchers. These partnerships help maintain and enhance the area’s open character, landscape integrity and biological values.
Projects like the Waterton Park Front are essential towards the perseveration of this region.