Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Coyote Lake, UNSRB, AB (Photo by NCC)

Stories From the Field

  • Volunteer with tree at Christmas trees for conservation CV event (Photo by NCC)
    Christmas trees for conservation

    December 7 was a chilly winter day, but the holiday spirit was in the air when 14 Conservation Volunteers gathered at the Haynes property to cut down some Christmas trees.
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  • Bison in Wood Buffalo National Park, AB (Photo by Rob Belanger)
    Nature Conservancy of Canada applauds Government of Alberta’s plan to expand on boreal protected area

    On December 13, the Government of Alberta proposed the permanent protection of 166,110 hectares (410,466 acres) of land directly south of Wood Buffalo National Park. The proposed Biodiversity Stewardship Area-Wildland Provincial Park (BSA-WPP) would expand on what is already the world’s largest protected area of boreal forest.
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  • Busenius Property, AB (Photo by Kyle Marquardt)
    NCC thanks the Government of Alberta for investing in nature

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is celebrating the Government of Alberta’s plan to conserve 4,000 km2 along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
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  • Black bear (Photo by Allison Haskell)
    The importance of being bear safe

    Bears in southern Alberta are not a rare sight. Therefore, it is important to understand them and stay safe if you see one while you're enjoying the great outdoors.
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  • Cattle drinking from water system (Photo by NCC)
    Hooves out of the water, please

    Riparian zones, which are areas along rivers, streams, wetlands or man-made dugouts, play a significant role in the health of plants and animals. They are also extremely sensitive to disturbance because the soil is often full of lush vegetation and saturated with water. Because of the high water content, the ground is susceptible to compaction or erosion, and the lush vegetation is favoured by wildlife and livestock for grazing.
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  • Richard DeSmet at Ghost Horse Hills (Photo by NCC)
    Ghost Horse Hills

    It's clear as I watch Vera and Richard carry their butterfly nets across their property, laughing and smiling as they interact with volunteers and staff alike, that this place is their home.
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