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.

Latest News

Upcoming Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival 2016

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation The theme of the 2016 Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival is “Outlaws.” The Crowsnest Conservation Society birding committee has organized two events for the weekend. See our upcoming events section of our newsletter or our website at for more info on our activities. To see what other great eventsContinue Reading

2016 Crowsnest Pass May Species Count a Successful Event

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Birding Committee On May 25 and 26, sixteen enthusiastic birders, armed with binoculars and spotting scopes, took part in the 12th annual Crowsnest Pass May Species Count organized by Crowsnest Conservation Society’s birding committee. They scoured areas from Summit Lake at the BC/Alberta border east to the junction of Highways 3 &Continue Reading

Grizzly Bear Monitoring

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Yes, there are more grizzly bears out in the bush than in recent memory! Results of the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project have been released and show that since 2007 there has been a 4% per year increase in the grizzly bear population south of Hwy 3. That amounts to anContinue Reading

New Grizzly Data Published

FROM: AB Environment and Parks On June 28, Dr. Andrea Morehouse presented the published results of the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project at the Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association annual general meeting.   From 2011-2014, Andrea and a team of more than 30 people took a walk on the wild side to gather data onContinue Reading

AB Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation The long-awaited draft of the updated AB Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan is out! We have an opportunity to comment until July 15. Links to the plan and to the online consultation survey are provided on the sidebar by clicking here. Reading

Crowsnest Conservation Society Organizes Riverbank Cleanup

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation On June 18, 2016 volunteers from Trout Unlimited (Oldman Chapter), Oldman Watershed Council and Alberta Conservation Association came from as far away as Lethbridge to help Crowsnest Conservation Society clean up riverbanks throughout Crowsnest Pass. Twenty-five bags of garbage and several large pieces of debris were removed from areas along Blairmore Creek,Continue Reading

WildEd Programs in Crowsnest Pass

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation The past month has been busy on the education front for Crowsnest Conservation Society. A total of 220 kids and 55 adults attended various events including the Beavers Scouts bear awareness hike, Brighter Futures wildlife safety walk, Bellecrest Days Family Nature Hike, Crowsnest Forest Kids Wildlife Detectives session, and Isabelle Sellon SchoolContinue Reading

Bear Bins Available

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation We currently have a stock of bear-resistant garbage containers in stock right now. If you are interested in learning more about purchasing your own bin, contact Elizabeth at 403-563-0058.Continue Reading


FROM: Wildsight Elk Valley RoadWatchBC is a citizen science initiative that uses smart-phone technology to help citizens report wildlife sightings—dead or alive—along major transportation corridors in the Elk Valley and South Country. Smartphone apps allow real-time uploading, and there is also an online mapping tool that collects geo-located data. The result is that we gainContinue Reading

New Wildlife Programming at Local Schools

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation On May 16, Elizabeth Anderson from CCS and Annie Loosen from University of Alberta spent the day at local schools presenting to almost 350 children. Annie provided an overview on how she collected bear hair from rub trees and other rub objects to analyze the DNA to determine the number of bearsContinue 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