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

Small mammal tracks in the snow (Photo by NCC)

Small mammal tracks in the snow (Photo by NCC)

Get outside and contribute to citizen science this winter

Join NCC and NatureLynx this January and become a winter detective! Get involved in some fun citizen science and share your wildlife tracking observations. Continue Reading »

Volunteer Mark Tempset at CV event (Photo by NCC)

Volunteer Mark Tempset at CV event (Photo by NCC)

Super volunteer Mark Tempest awarded National Philanthropy Day award

Meet Mark Tempest, one of our super volunteers who received the National Philanthropy Day award this year. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Threshing machine, a modern version of one that was used on the family farm back in the day (Photo by Ben Franske)

Threshing machine, a modern version of one that was used on the family farm back in the day (Photo by Ben Franske)

What is a legacy?

January 13, 2021

It wasn’t until I became a grandparent that I started pondering the question, “What is my legacy?” Separating the wheat from the chaff took a great deal of time and thought. It was while reviewing my past experiences that led me... Continue Reading »

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