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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Castle Special Management Area

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks announced in September 2015 that the Castle Special Management Area would be protected as a mix of Wildland Provincial Park and Provincial Park. The government is now consulting with stakeholder groups to develop a parks management plan. The draft plan will be released for publicContinue Reading

Backyard Birding

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Birding Committee On March 12, Ken Orich, avid bird watcher, photographer and gardener, spoke about backyard birding to a full house at the Crowsnest Community Library. Ken provided useful tips for making gardens bird friendly.   Plants In Crowsnest Pass, plant a variety of flowers, trees and shrubs that are suitable forContinue Reading

Annual Provincial BearSmart Meeting

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation The annual provincial BearSmart meetings were held in Grande Prairie on April 6 & 7, with Elizabeth Anderson presenting on behalf of Crowsnest Conservation Society. Approximately 65 participants learned about the various community, government, and industry BearSmart initiatives occurring throughout the province as well as being treated to an evening presentation byContinue Reading

Bioengineering Volunteer Opportunity

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks This year we are completing 18 bioengineering sites in the Castle and we have already started. We are currently looking for volunteers to come and help the trail crew. Be a member of the trail crew for the day!   The bioengineering projects are very cool! It is a greatContinue Reading

Black Bear Monitoring Project

FROM: University of Alberta American black bears (Ursus americanus) are unique among North America’s large carnivores. They are opportunists and are typically found in boreal and temperate forests, but also can be found in the backyard to the sub-tropical to the sub-arctic. They are also generalist omnivores, meaning they will eat anything from grass toContinue Reading

Volunteer Opportunity in Waterton National Parks

FROM: Parks Canada – Waterton Lakes National Park As the snow melts and Waterton takes on a spring-like appearance, we are starting to plan for our summer volunteer program! We have many volunteer opportunities for organised groups coming up from May to September 2016 and would love for you to join us!   From helpingContinue Reading

Support Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) with your Membership

FROM: OWC Why be a member of the OWC? Receive discounts on OWC activities and events Run as a member-at-large on the OWC Board of Directors Vote for the members-at-large who will serve on the OWC Board Be a part of the OWC community by choosing to be involved in a project or by volunteering.Continue Reading

Prairie Crocus

FROM: Nature Conservancy of Canada A flower of many names, prairie crocus is also known as gosling plant, pasque-flower, windflower and more. The furry perennial is not actually a crocus, but an anemone, belonging to the buttercup family.   The species can be found in northern parts of Canada, such as the Yukon and NorthwestContinue Reading

Dare to compare the rabbit and hare

FROM: ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS It’s almost that time again! Peter Cottontail is about to hop to work and deliver all those Easter treats…but here at Environment and Parks, we thought it would be fun to get just a hare off topic. To read more, click here.\Continue Reading

Start Snapping Pics!

FROM: Nature Alberta Calling all nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, conservationists, urbanites and Albertans everywhere.   We love our province at any season but spring and summer seem to bring out wildlife, flowers and people alike. For that reason, we are hosting a 2016 Spring & Summer Photo Contest to inspire people to get outdoors toContinue 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