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"Albertans want more of our natural heritage protected, not less." Read Executive Director Richard Schneider’s update on opposition to the provincial government’s plan to delist 164 parks.

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Alberta is home to incredible natural spaces comprised of beautiful and varied landscapes, and rich biodiversity reflected in our abundant and diverse flora and fauna. Across the province, natural history clubs and their members are engaging Albertans in the conservation and appreciation of this natural heritage. Nature Alberta represents a network of these natural history organizations in Alberta.

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FEATURE STORY

Can Smartphones Kill Trout?

1 November 2020

BY MICHAEL SULLIVAN

Unlike birders, we fish lovers can seldom go to a lake or river and simply “see” a fish. To see one, we usually need to catch it. The question is: can occasional losses from catch-and-release fishing be safely ignored or are they a cause for concern?

It turns out that this question is harder to answer than one might expect.

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News

Red Deer River Naturalists Christmas Bird Count

December 3, 2020

December 20th, 2020

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Lac La Biche Birding Society Christmas Bird Count

December 3, 2020

December 19th, 2020

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Edmonton Nature Club Speaker Series: Defend Our Parks

December 1, 2020

December 4th, 2020

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Edmonton Nature Club Christmas Bird Count

November 23, 2020

December 20th, 2020

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Buffalo Lake Nature Club Christmas Bird Counts

November 23, 2020

Join the Buffalo Lake Nature Club for three Christmas Bird Counts this winter!!

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Defend Our Parks

November 17, 2020

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

Albertans want more of our natural heritage protected, not less.

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Beaverhill Bird Observatory BirdSmart Program

November 2, 2020

The Beaverhill Bird Observatory offers an exciting education outreach program called BirdSmart! Learn more here!

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Can Smartphones Kill Trout?

November 1, 2020

BY MICHAEL SULLIVAN

Unlike birders, we fish lovers can seldom go to a lake or river and simply “see” a fish. To see one, we usually need to catch it. The question is: can occasional losses from catch-and-release fishing be safely ignored or are they a cause for concern?

It turns out that this question is harder to answer than one might expect.

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Alberta’s Conservation Data Centre Needs Help

October 30, 2020

BY LINDA KERSHAW

Most Canadians aren’t aware of the national network of Conservation Data Centres (CDCs) that operate across the country under the umbrella of NatureServe Canada. Each province or territory has its own CDC, with the exception of Atlantic Canada which has a regional system. Alberta’s CDC is referred to as the Alberta Conservation Information Management Centre (ACIMS).

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Alberta Provincial Parks and Natural Areas Face Closure: A Nature Alberta Perspective

August 30, 2020

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

The Alberta government has announced its intention to remove 164 of 473 sites from the Alberta parks system. This move is part of a broader initiative to reduce government spending.

Nature Alberta is opposed to this proposal for several reasons.

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Waxwings, chickadees and other types of wildlife can be exciting to catch glimpses of as they wander through your yard, and ultimately feels even better when you manage to capture a picture. Share pictures of your backyard visitors in the comments below!

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Nature Alberta Magazine offers informative and engaging features on conservation issues, Alberta’s diverse array of plant and wildlife species, personal accounts of nature experiences — even a section especially for kids to learn about special places in Alberta and get their nature questions answered.

Recently redesigned, this full-colour magazine has 40 pages of insider insights, featuring fascinating species and landscapes from all corners of our province. A one-year subscription fee of $30 covers the cost of printing and delivery of four issues. Give a gift subscription (or sign up for yourself) before Christmas and the first issue will arrive in January.

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Nature Alberta Magazine offers informative and engaging features on conservation issues, Alberta’s diverse array of plant and wildlife species, personal accounts of nature experiences — even a section especially for kids to learn about special places in Alberta and get their nature questions answered.

Recently redesigned, this full-colour magazine has 40 pages of insider insights, featuring fascinating species and landscapes from all corners of our province. A one-year subscription fee of $30 covers the cost of printing and delivery of four issues. Give a gift subscription (or sign up for yourself) before Christmas and the first issue will arrive in January.

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Purchase a $10 Lifetime Membership as a gift and your loved one will receive a beautiful card in the mail letting them know about their new Nature Alberta membership, personalized with a message from you. (And get your own lifetime membership if you haven't already!)

Every membership adds another voice in support of protecting Alberta’s natural history. At that price, Lifetime Memberships make great stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!
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🎄 Christmas is one month away! What are you giving the nature lover on your list?

Great reads make great gifts: The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta looks as good on the coffee table as on the reference shelf. The budding lepidopterist on your list will love flipping through 879 colourful photographs in Alberta Butterflies. Everything your family member with a lake lot needs to know is covered in Living on the Waterfront. And anyone can make their backyard a haven for biodiversity with NatureScape Alberta.

And it’s not all reference books. You’ll also find stirring accounts of wildlife species including wolves, falcons, buffalo, and moose, as well as the history of conservation in Alberta.

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The Beaver Hills is a biodiversity hotspot and is a unique geomorphological feature that's located just east of Edmonton.

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