Alberta

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in Alberta was in 1970 with the acquisition of Wagner Natural Area — 130 hectares (320 acres) of highly significant wetland habitat. Since then, we have completed more than 200 projects, protecting more than 451,630 hectares (1.1 million acres) 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.

Stories from the Field

Cattle, AB (Photo by NCC)

Cattle, AB (Photo by NCC)

Guardians of the Grasslands

Award-winning documentary Guardians of the Grasslands is now available to the public. Continue Reading »

Mountain bluebird (Photo by Kate Tucker)

Mountain bluebird (Photo by Kate Tucker)

Mountain Bluebirds on the Cowboy Trail

When the mountain bluebirds return, it's a sign of spring after a long winter. Look out for that flash of blue in the sky next time you drive down Alberta's Cowboy Trail. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Conservation finance: Making nature investable

May 4, 2021

While nature is incredibly valuable, protecting it has not been all that profitable. Nature conservation, as a result, has been chronically underfunded. Investments in conservation to date have been disproportionately funded by governments and a... Continue Reading »

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