Crowsnest Conservation Society

Crowsnest Conservation Society is a charitable organization based in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, devoted to working together with community partners to ensure a healthy future for the natural environment and the people and wildlife that live in it.

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2016 Annual General Meeting

On November 30th, CCS held a very successful AGM at Country Encounters in Coleman. Approximately 40 of our members and supporters enjoyed a light supper followed by a lively roundtable discussion on the topic “Challenges and Opportunities: Conservation in Crowsnest Pass”. The group was asked to provide feedback on our present activities as well asContinue Reading

Crowsnest Pass Christmas Bird Count

It was a very cold day during our Christmas Bird Count, but thankfully due to the lack of wind, we were able to record a total of 32 species. This number is higher than our average numbers! Stay tuned in our January eNews for a break-down of species and a longer summary. Thank you toContinue Reading


YOUR INPUT IS REQUIRED! FROM: Government of Canada Environment and Climate Change Canada is developing a Management Plan for the Western Toad in Canada, an amphibian listed as Special Concern under the federal Species at Risk Act. In Canada, the Western Toad occurs throughout most of British Columbia, western Alberta, southeastern Yukon and southwestern Northwest Territories, and mayContinue Reading

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Crowsnest Conservation!Continue Reading

Thank you

Thank you to Jean Blackall and Launstein Gallery for donations to the Crowsnest Conservation AGM! We appreciate your support and your generous donation.Continue Reading

Invasive Mussels Closing in On Alberta

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of mussels, steamed in a delicious garlic cream sauce served with crispy fries – mmm… Moules Frites! But, there is a different type of mussels (not for eating!) that aren’t winning any awards in my books – Zebra and Quagga Mussels.Continue Reading

Prairie Grass, Fires, and Wildlife

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Fire rushing across a prairie landscape is a taboo subject in today’s world. Just the thought of an out of control blaze, burning through precious forage and threatening livestock and buildings is enough to send shivers down any rancher’s spine. Despite the way we structure our modern world in the prairies,Continue Reading

Environmental Stewardship poised to become a ‘purpose’ of Alberta municipalities

FROM: Miistakis Institute Alberta’s municipalities are at the front lines of land use planning, which puts them at the front lines of being able to affect conservation … for good or bad. Something that has always confounded the many people within municipal governments who are trying to promote environmental conservation is that the Municipal GovernmentContinue Reading

Tracking Grizzly Bears With a Smartphone App in Northern Alberta

FROM: Motherboard As grizzly bears are retreating into their winter dens in the Peace Country of northwestern Alberta, local biologists are wrapping up the beta-testing phase of Grizz Tracker, a citizen science project that allows the public to track sightings of grizzly bears using smartphones and, in turn, contribute to critical research on this threatenedContinue Reading

Thinking of buying coffee for Christmas? – Think of the birds

In Colombia, Shade-Grown Coffee Sustains Songbirds and People Alike FROM: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Early one morning last January, I drank Colombian coffee the Colombian way—tinto, or straight dark. I sipped my tinto while sitting on a Spanish colonial veranda at Finca Los Arrayanes, a fourth-generation coffee farm and hotel deep in northwestern Colombia’s AntioquiaContinue Reading

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Mail:     P.O. Box 242, Crowsnest Pass, AB, T0K 0E0
Office:  12707-20 Avenue, Crowsnest Pass, AB
Phone: (403) 753-2040