- published: 15 Aug 2017
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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...
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...
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
The Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Alberta Region hosted a Conservation Volunteers event at the H.G. Lawrence property. This lakeside property is a mosaic of landscapes, including 800 metres of shoreline, several smaller wetlands and their associated riparian areas, aspen forest, native and tame grasslands and an inlet that drains into the lake. In addition to the deer, moose and coyotes that frequent the property, ospreys and white American pelicans use the land around Pine Lake for nesting. A rare button sprite snail has also been discovered at the lake, for which NCC will attempt to maintain habitat. Video production: Jill Roberts Communications Music: "Blue" by Paul Bezooyen To learn more about NCC's Conservation Volunteers program and how you can get involved, visit http://w...
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.
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!
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
This week I sit down with … well, rather I go fishing with Todd Zimmerling who has been at the helm of the Alberta Conservation Association for the past decade. We chat about the how and why the ACA was formed some 20-years ago. Like any new association, there were growing pains as the ACA set about the task of working with some well-established conservation groups across the province. It was a massive undertaking, but the effort has paid off as the variety of projects undertaken by the ACA on behalf of all Albertans has resulted in, a greater understanding of our habitat and the wildlife and fish that call Alberta home.
Alberta Conservation Association and its partners stock ponds and lakes across Alberta for everyone to enjoy. Here we're stocking Lacombe Park Pond in St. Albert. Find your local stocked pond and get fishing - and experience all the outdoors has to offer!