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

Denise and Avery at a CV event (Photo by NCC)

Denise and Avery at a CV event (Photo by NCC)

The gift that keeps on giving

When the lockdown for COVID-19 was announced, my yearning to head out and immerse myself in the wonders of volunteering in nature with the Nature Conservancy of Canada was redirected. My focus and my priorities were quickly realigned. Continue Reading »

Nathan and Dion Hrushkin at the Nodwell property (Photo by NCC)

Nathan and Dion Hrushkin at the Nodwell property (Photo by NCC)

Nathan Hrushkin uncovers Alberta’s dinosaur history

In July, 12-year-old aspiring paleontologist Nathan Hrushkin and his father, Dion were hiking on the Nodwell conservation site when they discovered some partially exposed dinosaur bones. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Evening grosbeak (Photo by Anna Tchoulik)

Evening grosbeak (Photo by Anna Tchoulik)

Stopping habitat loss is the key to saving Canada’s endangered species

November 11, 2020

Canada has been losing and saving species for a long time. Since European settlement, over 100 species have been lost here. These include plants and animals that are extinct and extirpated and species that are considered historic (no one has seen... Continue Reading »

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