Alberta

The Nature Conservancy of Canada's first project in Alberta was in 1970 with the acquisition of Wagner Natural Area — 320 acres (130 hectares) of highly significant wetland habitat. Since then, we have completed more than 200 projects, protecting more than 280,000 acres (114,000 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

Participants at Youth Range Days (Photo by River Run Photography)

Participants at Youth Range Days (Photo by River Run Photography)

Teaching the next generation of Alberta ranchers

The Southern Alberta Youth Range Days (YRDs) program teaches youth about southern Alberta‚Äôs native working agricultural grasslands, and aims to inspire the next generation of ranchers to promote sustainable stewardship on these lands. Continue Reading »

Roger Thomson (Photo by Leta Pezderic)

Roger Thomson (Photo by Leta Pezderic)

Keeping ranching in the family

Roger is a fifth-generation rancher who manages the Sandstone Ranch Grazing Co-op, as well as the Ross Lake Community Pasture that neighbours the Sandstone Ranch. On top of that, Roger also owns Rangeview Ranch. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Wetland at the Kallal property, AB (Photo by NCC)

Wetland at the Kallal property, AB (Photo by NCC)

Installing a pond leveller for beavers

February 13, 2019

It was a crisp October morning and a thin layer of ice covered the surface of the wetlands as we drove out to the Kallal property. This site, located 40 minutes east of Edmonton in the Beaver Hills, was purchased by the Nature Conservancy of... Continue Reading »

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Atlantic puffins (Photo by Bill Caulfield-Browne)