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 of highly significant wetland habitat. Since then, we have protected close to 455,000 hectares 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

Sagebrush at sunset (Photo by Sean Feagan / NCC Staff)

Sagebrush at sunset (Photo by Sean Feagan / NCC Staff)

Indigenous-led conservation: Part of the path forward

The pathway to Reconciliation is long and complex, but Indigenous-led conservation can help forge the way. Continue Reading »

Tree planters at H.G. Lawrence. (Photo by Wild + Pine)

Tree planters at H.G. Lawrence. (Photo by Wild + Pine)

Giving nature a helping hand

Work to restore NCC's H.G. Lawrence property is underway, with the help of planting partner Wild + Pine. Continue Reading »

From Our Blog

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

Western bumble bee (Photo by sydcannings, CC BY-NC 4.0)

The buzz about bumble bees

June 20, 2022

The western bumble bee is a medium-sized (measuring one to two centimetres in length) bumble bee, with a band of yellow hair across its thorax (the area between its head and abdomen), in line with the base of its wings. It also most often has a... Continue Reading »

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