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

Brennan and Travis at CV event (Photo by NCC)

Brennan and Travis at CV event (Photo by NCC)

Happy National Volunteer Week

NCC would like to take time on National Volunteer Week to thank all of our amazing volunteers who have helped care for our properties in Alberta. Continue Reading »

Wildflowers around Waterton Lakes National Park (Photo by Dave Kerr)

Wildflowers around Waterton Lakes National Park (Photo by Dave Kerr)

Return to the trails: Hiking Waterton Lakes National Park after the Kenow wildfire

Today, many of the hiking trails around Waterton Lakes National Park have reopened after being closed following the Kenow wildfire in 2017. For many, the sights have been altered by the natural disaster, but change is a natural process. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Nature-based solutions for an uncertain future

March 22, 2021

Here in Canada, it’s a luxury to not think about water. Most of us watch it come out of the tap and go down the drain without considering its source or destination. But many people in the world don’t have taps or drains. In fact, over... Continue Reading »

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