Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Stories From the Field

  • Swift fox (Photo by Clio Smeeton)
    Cochrane Ecological Institute brings swift foxes back to Canada

    The Cochrane Ecological Institute (CEI) began a recovery program over 30 years ago to breed and reintroduce swift fox — an endangered species — back into the wild. After decades of hard work and dedication, this incredible organization has brought the swift fox back to Alberta and Canada!
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  • ReScrunched team Parker Hicks and Maya Bezubiak (Photo by NCC)
    ReScrunched: Sustainable scrunchies

    A class of Grade 9 students at St. Rose Catholic Junior High School created a company called ReScrunched, as a part an entrepreneur option program called Junior Achievement. They then donated a portion of their profits to NCC in support of protecting Canada’s lands and waters.
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  • Aleksie's donation at NCC's Calgary office (Photo by NCC)
    Aleksie’s donation

    Nine-year-old Aleksie Lilles is in Grade four and wants to help the recovery of swift foxes.
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  • Trailing plant (Photo by Robert Wolcheck)
    Environmental energy boost

    Our circadian rhythm creates a strong desire to sleep at two times during the day: once in the middle of the night and the other in the early afternoon. Even though this slump is natural, it’s not very helpful for productivity. There are a couple of ways to use nature and the environment to give you a little boost to get through the afternoon.
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  • Bringing soap and shampoo bars instead of liquid soaps helps reduce the weight of your gear when camping (Photo by Scouts Canada)
    Field day prep: What’s in your backpack?

    When you spend a lot of time in the weather-unpredictable Alberta outdoors, it's important to fill your backpack with everything you'll need to get you through the day safely.
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  • A summer spent on the Bowron Lake Canoe Circuit (Photo courtesy of Duncan Dube)
    My connection to conservation

    From a childhood spent out in the Canadian wilderness, I have a strong connection to the places where I grew up. Now I have the chance to help conserve this land through stories.
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