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

Do You Carry Cougar Spray in Winter?

Do You Carry Cougar Spray in Winter? FROM: Crowsnest Conservation WildED Over the last two decades, the estimated number of cougars in Alberta grew from 650 to over 2000 with the highest densities in the mountains and foothills south of Hwy 1. Human-cougar conflicts where there was a concern/risk to public safety or access toContinue Reading

Calling All Prairie Experts

Calling All Prairie Experts FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan has identified the need to reduce Alberta’s dependence on coal for the generation of electricity.  This will require a significant increase in the development of renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, geothermal and other renewables to meet the needs of Albertans. WhileContinue Reading

Reducing energy use and saving money – Heating your home

Reducing energy use and saving money – Heating your home FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks Alberta winters. Whether you love them or hate them or fall somewhere in between, we can probably agree on one thing: they can be long, cold and difficult – including on your pocketbook. So what can you do to keep yourContinue Reading

Canadian Mountain Network

Canadian Mountain Network Stay up to date on national and international mountain news. Hosted by the University of Alberta, the Canadian Mountain Network focuses on Mountain News, Environment Research, Health Research, and Culture and Society Research. Head over to http://canadianmountainnetwork.ca to learn more.Continue Reading

Castle Announcement

Crowsnest Conservation attended the Castle provincial meeting in Pincher Creek on January 20th where an announcement was made by Premier Notley and Minister Shannon Phillips regarding the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. See announcement below.   Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park FROM: Government of Alberta – Crystal Damer, ExecutiveContinue Reading

Working to fortify the Castle

FROM: Government of Alberta The newly created Castle Provincial Park and expanded Castle Wildland Provincial Park are two of the most important natural sites in Alberta.   These areas are part of a unique ecosystem that is internationally recognized for its biodiversity and landscapes, and encompasses headwaters that supply one third of the water inContinue Reading

Birdfeeders and the Backyard Battleground

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation WildED Comic relief or call to battle? What’s your response to seeing a squirrel at your backyard birdfeeder? For many residents, the birdfeeder represents the front lines in their winter war on squirrels. Nonetheless, squirrels are worthy opponents, bringing to the battle their acrobatic nature, problem solving skills, and obsession with energy-richContinue Reading

Thank you to Nature Alberta!

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Crowsnest Conservation recently received a $500 grant from Nature Alberta to support our WildEd Program. We appreciate their generousity and assisting our community wildlife program!  Continue Reading

Thank you to Riversdale Resources!

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Thank you to Riversdale Resources (Benga Mining Ltd) for supporting our community’s Trail Signage Program with a $5000 grant. This grant will be used to further efforts of promoting local community trails with new signage.Continue Reading

Striking Balance Documentary

FROM: Waterton Biosphere Reserve “Striking Balance” is an eight part made for television documentary series that combines aerial and time-lapse photography to create a stunning picture of Canada’s breathtaking Biosphere Reserves.  Narrated by Jim Cuddy, the series was shot over a period of 170 days and includes interviews with over 250 people determined to createContinue 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