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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Join Crowsnest Conservation Board

Join Crowsnest Conservation Board FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Do you care about conservation issues in Crowsnest Pass? Why not consider joining Crowsnest Conservation Society Board. We are currently looking for a couple board members. Our upcoming Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, November 29th. Contact Judy Cooke at judycooke@shaw.ca to learn more!  Continue Reading

Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Birding Committee The Crowsnest Conservation Society birding committee is organizing the 2017 Crowsnest Pass Christmas Bird Count. Look for details in our November e-news letter.  When date and times are  finalized, they will be posted at www.crowsnestconservation.ca/events . Stay tuned.Continue Reading

Classroom with Outdoors

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Classes at Isabelle Sellon School thoroughly enjoyed their Classroom with Outdoors field trips sponsored by Crowsnest Conservation Society again this fall. Grade 6 classes explored the forest ecosystem near Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, while Grade 4/5 classes learned about the grassland ecosystem near Lundbreck Falls. On alternate years, the Grade 4/5 classesContinue Reading

Connect with nature with a walk through the Ancient Cottonwood Trail

FROM: Nature Conservancy of Canada Take a virtual tour of the Ancient Cottonwood Trail near Fernie, British Columbia, and discover 400-year-old black cottonwood trees.   To watch the tour, click here.   https://www.placesworthprotecting.ca/stories/connect-with-nature-with-a-walk-through-the-ancient-cottonwood-trail?ea.client.id=1803&ea.campaign.id=46495Continue Reading

Pure Clean Water: Biomonitoring In The Flathead

FROM: Wildsight A few weeks ago, I spent a few hot days in the Flathead Valley, often in the cold, clear waters of the tributaries of the Flathead River. The whole Flathead, which is the largest unsettled valley in Southern Canada, is recognized by scientists around the world for its pristine water quality. Wildsight, alongContinue Reading

Selenium: Teck’s $1.4M fine is just the beggining

FROM: Wildsight   On Oct. 5, Teck pleaded guilty and was fined $1.4M under the Fisheries Act for releasing pollution from their Line Creek water treatment facility in 2014. The three releases of contaminated water killed at least 74 bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout.   To read more, click here.   http://wildsight.ca/blog/2017/10/10/selenium-in-the-elk-valley-tecks-1-4m-fine-highlights-long-term-problems/Continue Reading

Miistakis Institute Annual Report 2016

FROM: Miistakis Institute of the Rockies Miistakis made considerable conservation impact across our six research focus areas over the past year. We are often asked about our research focus areas – why these areas?   To read more, click here.   http://www.rockies.ca/annual2016.phpContinue Reading

BEAR BIN PROGRAM

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Crowsnest Conservation WildEd has bear-resistant garbage bins available for a free loan.  This time of the year, bear activity in the community is increased as the bears fill up for the winter months, causing an increase in bear-in-garbage conflicts. If you lack a secure place to store your garbage, please contact ElizabethContinue Reading

You Can Do Citizen Science

From: Oldman Watershed Council Volunteer with Trout Unlimited and learn to do important citizen science! Help us with rock snot!!! >>>WHAT??? Dangerous invader or mysterious native species? Click here for some info on didymo. A few years ago, Alberta witnessed the spread of so-called rock snot, a gooey river-bottom algae, setting off alarm bells among anglersContinue Reading

Deadstock Removal Program continues in the Waterton Biosphere Reserve

FROM: Andrea Morehouse, Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association and Pincher Creek Voice Southwest Alberta is ranch country, and many people in this corner of the province make their living from raising cattle. The unfortunate reality is that when you have livestock, you have deadstock. Natural losses of livestock are unavoidable. In the “old days” carcasses wereContinue 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
Email:  office@crowsnestconservation.ca