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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 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!
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
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.
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
April 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm Carmen Li, Head, Conservation From rubber stamps to iron lungs to beaded moccasins, find out how RAM's conservators tailor conservation treatments and approaches to preserve what is significant for each object!
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.
There's a place for forestry in the future of K-Country, but it needs to change. A vital headwaters region for Albertans and one of Canada’s premier destinations for outdoor recreation, significant portions of Kananaskis are open to industrial development. Learn what Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative is proposing for protection in this region and how you can help. Info: https://www.loveyourheadwaters.ca/kananaskis/
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.