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The Taber Pheasant Festival is just around the corner and is a highlight for many hunters who enjoy wing shooting. Efforts by the Alberta Conservation Association and other conservation groups are ensuring pheasant hunts are available beyond the Taber event and at the same time working towards improving pheasant habitat.
EMERALD AWARD FINALIST – Community Group or Not-for-Profit Association: Large Organization This year, Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) celebrates 20 years of conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish and wildlife populations and their habitat for Albertans to value, enjoy and use. While the core of their work in fisheries, wildlife and land has remained consistent, how they do their work has evolved over their two decades – from adopting drones and solar-powered off-site watering technologies to building positive long-term partnerships with landowners, municipalities and industry. With visionary leadership from a board consisting of leading conservation organizations in Alberta, ACA has grown into an organization with a clear sense of purpose and a drive to succeed. Looking forward...
First Nation Chiefs from Alberta say a government plan that will dictate the future of Alberta's oilsands region heavily favours industrial development over environmental preservation, and they are prepared to sue if that doesn't change.
ALBERTA, CANADA — A baby beaver who was rescued by an Canadian conservation center in 2016 and gained internet fame as the 'lonely beaver' is lonely no more, because she has found a new friend. According to Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation, the 5-week-old baby beaver was found alone on a golf course in northwest Calgary with wounds on her tail. The beaver kit was admitted to the conservation center for recovery, where she has since stayed. Netizens noticed the female rodent was living alone, they quickly nicknamed her "the lonely beaver." However, things are about to change for the better. Earlier this year, a 2-year-old male beaver was admitted to the conservation center after he was found in a storm drain with a bite wound on his lower back. As beavers live better when t...
The Waterton Park Front (WPF) in Alberta is well known for its wildlife. On an average day you can spot deer, bear and big horn sheep, just to name a few! Last fall, a group of NCC donors went out to WPF to set up a wildlife camera. Have a look at some of the amazing wildlife photos that were captured at one of our properties in WPF. Learn more: http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/where-we-work/alberta/featured-projects/waterton-park-front-project.html#.U4jL1Cj-l8E
Rick Taylor, Chief of the Alberta Sheriffs and Security Operations Branch takes the Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges: Chief Daniel Boyco, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch Chief Steve Callahan, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Branch Chief Tom Sutherland, Parks & Conservation Enforcement Branch To support ALS research and to help those living with this disease, visit http://alsab.ca
We spend some time with determined recruits at the Western Conservation Law Enforcement Academy in Hinton. Training scenarios help the recruits learn some real-life skills including how to navigate muddy and rocky roads.
The Alberta Fish and Game Association has been a voice in Alberta since 1908. In commemoration of its centennial a 569 page, full colour book has been produced. This award-winning publication details the trials and tribulations of keeping wildlife wild and habitat strong. A must read for anyone even slightly interested in the outdoors!
Sheila Gunn Reid of The Rebel.Media reports: The next war against Alberta's natural resources is heating up. This time the province, in conjunction with the federal government, is using the Woodland Caribou as a roadblock to Alberta prosperity. MORE: https://www.therebel.media/ndp_plan_to_save_woodland_caribou_next_roadblock_to_alberta_s_prosperity SIGN UP to see Sheila Gunn Reid’s Gunn Show videos before anyone else: http://www.TheRebel.media/Shows Subscribe to the Rebel’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/RebelMediaTV PLUS http://www.Facebook.com/JoinTheRebel *** http://www.Twitter.com/TheRebelTV
The Alberta Conservation Association is working with ranchers, government and industry in southern Alberta to bring back native prairie grasses. Species-at-risk are being re-planted in collaboration with local ranchers. Pronghorn Antelope and Sage Grouse habitat is being restored to once again attract these important animals.
At the 2013 Alberta Soil Science Workshop, Rob Dunn introduced the work beginning on a conservation offset pilot in SE Alberta. Working with farmers and ranchers, Alberta Agriculture is coordinating the pilot as it works through the economic models and land agreements to convert cropland into native pasture with habitat for SE Alberta wildlife and native plants. In exchange for this conversion, farmers and ranchers would be eligible for voluntary conservation offset payments from oil and gas firms with developments in SE Alberta. Rob Dunn outlines the framework and partners for the pilot project. Rob Dunn is an Agricultural Land Management Specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development in Lethbridge, Alberta