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

View from the Simpson property (Photo courtesy Mike Simpson)

View from the Simpson property (Photo courtesy Mike Simpson)

The Simpsons’ story

In the late 1960s, Mike and Sylvia Simpson made the decision to move their family out of Calgary and into the country. They moved into the foothills by the town of Cochrane, and the following decade they purchased 69 hectares (170 acres) farther west, in the Wildcat Hills. Continue Reading »

Deck furniture (Photo from Pxhere)

Deck furniture (Photo from Pxhere)

Stay connected to nature in your home

Avoiding people doesn’t mean staying away from nature. To feel less down as we all practice social distancing, try to incorporate some natural therapy into your home life. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Red-winged blackbird (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Red-winged blackbird (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Look for these first signs of spring across Canada

March 27, 2020

With the springing forward of our clocks and the increased daylight, many Canadians are getting antsy for the arrival of spring. What can be more delightful than noticing the little signs that signal the arrival of a new season, such as the... Continue Reading »

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