Notable Conservationists

A conservationist is someone who works to protect animals, plants and natural resources; a person who is involved in conservation and works towards preventing the loss or waste of natural resources. A conservationist can be a professional biologist, amateur naturalist, landowner, individual or group of people who document flora and fauna, educate others on conservation issues and engage in activities that conserve species and habitats. Alberta’s Notable Conservationists project celebrates the people who worked or continue to work towards conserving and preserving wild Alberta.

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Here are some of the people and organizations whose passion and dedication continue to inspire us. Click a name below to read their stories.

Alberta Fish and Game Associations

Anthony Henday

Benjamin Lawton

Charles Camsell

Dawn Dickinson

Ducks Unlimited

Ellis Family – Ellis Bird Farm

Eliza (Elsie) Cassels McAlister

Frank Farley

Grant MacEwan

Joseph Burr Tyrrell

Kerry Wood

Martin Paetz

William Rowan