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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 of highly significant wetland habitat. Since then, we have protected close to 455,000 hectares 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

The Elbow River (Photo by Sean Feagan / NCC staff)

The Elbow River (Photo by Sean Feagan / NCC staff)

Protect land, protect water

But by conserving natural landscapes, we are helping to protect life-giving water for people and nature. Continue Reading »

Yellow-rumped warbler amid a golden aspen in fall

Yellow-rumped warbler amid a golden aspen in fall

Fall in the birdtastic Beaver Hills

One of the great things about birding is it’s a fun, challenging and rewarding activity in any season — and fall is no exception. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

The buzz about bumble bees

June 20, 2022

The western bumble bee is a medium-sized (measuring one to two centimetres in length) bumble bee, with a band of yellow hair across its thorax (the area between its head and abdomen), in line with the base of its wings. It also most often has a... Continue Reading »

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