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

The hump on a grizzly bear's back is a huge muscle (Photo by Getty Images)

The hump on a grizzly bear's back is a huge muscle (Photo by Getty Images)

How animals survive Canadian winters

While many species migrate to warmer climates for the winter, how do animals that remain survive? Continue Reading »

Beaver (Photo by Brent Calver)

Beaver (Photo by Brent Calver)

Let’s keep the beavers in Beaver Hills

The Beaver Hills would not be the same without the beavers after whom they are named. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Great blue heron with a cityscape in the background (Photo by iStock)

Great blue heron with a cityscape in the background (Photo by iStock)

World Habitat Day 2021: There is no protected habitat too small to benefit biodiversity

October 4, 2021

October 4 is World Habitat Day, which has been celebrated annually by the United Nations since 1986. This year’s theme is accelerating urban climate action. The day is followed by Urban October, a month where we are encouraged to reflect on... Continue Reading »

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