Alberta

As a result of the current impact of COVID-19, the Nature Conservancy of Canada urges you to postpone your trips to NCC conservation properties and trails until further notice.  Read more >

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

Magpie (Photo by David Ellis

Magpie (Photo by David Ellis

Queg! Queg! Queg!

A member of the crow family Corvidae, the magpie is a large, black and white North American bird with a long iridescent greenish black, wedge-shaped tail. Their presence is known by their raucous “queg, queg, queg” call or sometimes a persistent nasal querulous maag-sounding voice. Continue Reading »

Hiker on Nodwell property (Photo by Robert Berdan)

Hiker on Nodwell property (Photo by Robert Berdan)

Why we need nature now more than ever

Being outdoors makes people happier, healthier and more productive, which are things we all need right now. But remember to respect physical distancing while out in nature. 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

May 20, 2020

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 the head and abdomen), in line with the base of its wings. It also most often has a... Continue Reading »

Supporter Spotlight