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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Weeds in Southwest Alberta: New Research Findings

Weeds in Southwest Alberta: New Research Findings FROM: Oldman Watershed Council In mid-2016 ranchers, private companies, government organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs) were interviewed as part of a social research project titled “Collective Weed Management in Canada”. The aim of the interviews was to learn about the working relationships that influence the management of weedsContinue Reading

Volunteer Opportunity

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Join Crowsnest Conservation for the upcoming Lifestyle and Outdoor Show! We are looking for volunteers to help run our booth. To learn more, contact For details on the event, click here. All volunteers will be able to attend the Trade Show for free!   http://www.crowsnestlifestyleshow.comContinue Reading

Be Part of the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Dialogue

We hope that you were able to attend one of the recent Castle Open Houses in our region.   The Government has made initial revisions to the draft plan and has extended the public review process until April 19th. Please take some time to review the plan and provide your feedback. To view the CastleContinue Reading

Sapsucker Damage of Landscaping Trees

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation WildEd Sapsuckers, as their name implies, are known for boring holes in the bark of live trees seeking sap to eat, although their diet also includes insects. They are the only group in the woodpecker family that causes this type of damage and red-naped sapsuckers are the species commonly occurring in ourContinue Reading

A Level-headed Look at Feeding Birds: Consequences and Benefits

FROM: The Spruce Blog Crowsnest Conservation Birding Committee Note: Whatever the decision you make about feeding birds after reading this article, please remember that feeders are wildlife attractants and a municipal bylaw requires they be taken down between March 30th and October 30th.   Feeding birds has always been a hotly-debated issue. In Ontario, especiallyContinue Reading

Weeds, Weeds Everywhere Weeds

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council “Ignorance is bliss” is a statement that couldn’t be truer when you’re referring to weeds! Oh, how I envy the individuals who drive by fields of ox-eye daisy and exclaim, “How beautiful!”   I remember the summer that blissful ignorance was taken from me: it was my first year working inContinue Reading

Oldman Watershed Council Memberships

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Renew your OWC membership!
It’s free! Renewals due April 30, 2017 Benefits of becoming a member: Ensure that your voice is heard in matters concerning your watershed. Receive regular newsletters and updates. Have the opportunity to attend meetings and workshops. Be eligible to vote and run for the Council’s Board of Directors. ParticipateContinue Reading

Linear Features Here, There, And Everywhere!

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Linear Features are all the roads, seismic lines, power lines, pipelines, railroads, cut lines, and recreational trails we leave on the land: it’s about how we are fragmenting the landscape. How many linear features (measured in kilometers) exist in an area of land is known as “linear features density”. Linear featuresContinue Reading

Alberta named as number one target for wind power investment

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks Thanks to the government’s decisive action on climate change, Alberta’s sources of energy are rapidly changing, and investors, influencers and industry leaders around the world want to be a part of the transformation.   To read more, click here. Reading

Alberta’s Merry Migrators: Winter is not always for the songbirds!

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks When winter arrives, animals have only a few choices: migrate to a warmer place, hibernate, or cope with the conditions. Last year’s blog series featured different types of hibernators. This year we are going to profile some species that head south and explain why the change in locale is necessaryContinue 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