Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Stories From the Field

  • 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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  • Swift foxes on NCC site (Photo by NCC)
    Sure signs of swift fox recovery in Alberta

    Inspiring news of the recovery of swift fox in Alberta continues, as recent surveys on a Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) property in southeastern Alberta found ample evidence of the presence of the threatened canine species, which was once lost from the province.
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  • NCC staff demonstrate how to carry a wounded coworker using the clothes off their backs (Photo by NCC)
    Not your average first aid course

    “Say I am in the middle of nowhere, and the nearest hospital is two hours away. I have no cell service, and my summer student gets attacked by a cougar…”
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  • Flower meadow (Photo courtesy PxHere)
    Bee lawns

    Look out into your backyard. What do you see? A large square of lawn groomed to emerald green, monoculture perfection? Or a vibrant space full of colourful tiny flowers and grass, filled with thriving native pollinators?
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  • Harebell (Photo by NCC)
    Alberta’s mountain flowers

    If you head into the mountains this summer, here are a few of the most common flowers you might see.
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