2017 Nature Days (Photo by HSBC Bank Canada)

2017 Nature Days (Photo by HSBC Bank Canada)

Conservation Explorer

Are you inspired by stepping foot into your backyard, wandering through forests or taking a stroll through open grassland to see what new adventures your day will bring? Do you have a curious side that finds you appreciating the birds that soar through the air, or searching for elk, deer or pronghorn munching on grass? Do you stop to smell the flowers and watch the bees move from plant to plant, moving pollen as they go? Do you get down on your hands and knees to look at what might be hiding in the grass or under the leaves?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a conservation explorer!

The Nature Conservation of Canada’s conservation team in Alberta works every day to steward, manage, document and explore the places we protect in order to learn more about the amazing habitats, species, diversity and communities Albertans have at their doorstep. We build partnerships with landowners, neighbours, stewardship groups, academic institutions, other land trusts, naturalist groups and a variety of levels of government.

This site is a place where you can learn about some of the projects and initiatives NCC is involved with and gain a better understanding of the great work that NCC’s conservation explorers are doing in Alberta.

Follow along as we continue to bring you more content through this conservation explorer web page!

Conservation Science Impact Fund

Grizzly bear (Photo from Pixabay)

NCC is committed to building conservation research partnerships that allow our team to engage in projects that will influence our work within the habitats we protect.

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Data Portal

Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor map

Maps and data help NCC and our partners to conserve, steward, and plan for conservation action required to protect Alberta’s unique habitat, species and landscapes.

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Conservation Planning

Birch Bunchberry Meadows Conservation Area, AB (Photo by Kyle Marquardt)

NCC plans at a variety of scales to help support decision making and to ensure we are focusing our efforts on areas with key features that require our conservation investments.

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Stewardship Information Centre

Volunteer Errol Smith at fencing event (Photo by NCC)

When it comes to on the ground stewardship, NCC relies on our own knowledge base, partner expertise, landowner experience, and best management practices.

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Supporter Spotlight