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

A large hadrosaur femur (duckbilled dinosaur thighbone) discovered near a NCC property in Alberta. (Photo by Fran├žois Therrien)

A large hadrosaur femur (duckbilled dinosaur thighbone) discovered near a NCC property in Alberta. (Photo by Fran├žois Therrien)

Update on Nathan's hadrosaur

In 2020, Nathan and Dion Hrushkin discovered some dinosaur bones on NCC's Nodwell property. Continue Reading »

Camera trap image of a deer with a fawn in the Crowsnest Pass (Photo by NCC)

Camera trap image of a deer with a fawn in the Crowsnest Pass (Photo by NCC)

Tales from the Crowsnest Pass

NCC's Emilie Brien shares her experience with camera traps in the Crowsnest Pass in this series of video blogs. 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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