While many organizations, like Ducks Unlimited Canada and Nature Conservancy of Canada are working to protect bird habitat, Nature Alberta is also doing its part as the provincial coordinator of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) program. Led by BirdLife International, the Important Bird Areas program is a global effort to identify, conserve, and monitor a network of sites that provide essential habitat for bird populations. Learn more >>
Since 1999, Nature Alberta has delivered the Living by Water program, which provides information to Alberta lake residents about healthy shoreline living. The program strives to inform and educated lake shore property owners about the importance of maintaining the integrity of the natural ecosystem associated with their lake property, while supporting suitable recreational use, preserving property values and ensuring use for future generations. Learn more >>
Nature Kids is a program for families that are interested in learning about nature while having fun. Our program aims to teach children ages 4-10 and their families about Alberta’s natural spaces and wildlife. Since its initiation in the early 2000’s, Nature Kids has expanded to five areas throughout the province including Red Deer, Saint Paul, Bonnyville, Edmonton, Calgary and Morinville. Learn more >>
The term citizen science is often used to describe communities or networks of citizens who act as observers in some domain of science. Citizen science has long been recognized as a legitimate means of collecting scientific data. Citizen science can also be used to entice more Albertans to get engaged in a greater appreciation of our natural resources. Since the initiation of its first breeding bird atlas, Nature Alberta has been compiling a database of bird and other natural history sightings. Learn more >>
Nature Alberta appreciates the ongoing commitment of its member clubs to ensuring Alberta’s natural heritage is widely enjoyed, deeply appreciated and thoroughly protected. Supporting the efforts of its member clubs is important to Nature Alberta. With that, Nature Alberta is pleased to offer its member clubs (both Corporate and Affiliate member clubs) the opportunity to apply for the annual Nature Alberta Club Grant. Learn more >>
The Nature Alberta Awards program began in 1976 with the presentation of the very first Loran Goulden Memorial Award. Since then, with the inclusion of four additional awards, Nature Alberta has recognized and honoured the contributions of nearly 100 noteworthy individuals through its annual Awards program. Each of these awards recognizes individuals for their commitment to the conservation and appreciation of Alberta’s natural heritage and/or their support of Alberta’s nature clubs. Learn more >>
In 1970, six natural history clubs joined together to form the Federation of Alberta Naturalists. Today, this same organization, known as Nature Alberta serves a membership of over 40 clubs and represents thousands of individuals across the province. Every one of these individuals share a passion for natural history.
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