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Category Archives: Crowsnest News

As Hungry As A Bear After Hibernation? Maybe Even More So…

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation WildED How do you wake up every day? Chipper and sunny, ready to tackle any task after breakfast? Or do you stumble your way to the coffeemaker and wake up slowly, not ready to even think about eating until around 10am?   Bears will typically emerge from winter hibernation in April andContinue Reading

Birdhouse Basics

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Birding Committee Thinking of installing a birdhouse in your backyard so you can observe avian family life? Like our homes, birdhouses must meet standards in order to be safe for occupancy. Please learn about the necessary requirements HERE (see the link below). Any birdhouse you purchase should also be built to theseContinue 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

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

The Castle Management Plan is available for review and comments until March 20th. Please take some time to review the plan and provide your feedback. To view the Callte Management Plan, click here. Reading

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

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

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Office:  12707-20 Avenue, Crowsnest Pass, AB
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