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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

Gus Yaki (Photo by NCC)

Gus Yaki (Photo by NCC)

A tribute to Gus Yaki

An honest, hard-working, lead-by-example figure with a wealth of knowledge and endless enthusiasm, Gus Yaki passed away on August 10, at the age of 87 and left the world a better place for his having been in it. Continue Reading »



NatureTalks in your own home

This year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada created a series of NatureTalks webinars to keep Canadians engaged in our conservation efforts during COVID-19 and physical distancing. If you were unable to attend these webinars as they occurred, now may be a good time to catch up on some conservation conversations. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Families riding along the Bow Valley Parkway (Photo by Gayle Roodman/NCC staff)

Families riding along the Bow Valley Parkway (Photo by Gayle Roodman/NCC staff)

The upside of the downside

October 23, 2020

I have a confession: I really dislike like the word “staycation.” There’s something about this particular portmanteau that makes me shudder a wee bit every time I hear someone say it. And with COVID-19 wreaking havoc on... Continue Reading »

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