Crowsnest Conservation Society


Highway 3

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Crowsnest Conservation Society is wanting to hear from our members regarding the Highway 3 Planning Process. Please send your comments on the Highway 3 Expansion Project to What are you concerns, your values, your thoughts? We appreciate your input as we develop a Position Statement on this.Continue Reading

Trail Signage Project

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation Crowsnest Conservation is working with Crowsnest Outdoors and other community partners to develop a trail signage program in Crowsnest Pass. We will have some more news to share by the end of September on this developing project.Continue Reading

Winged Wonders of the Night

FROM: Crowsnest Conservation WildEd “Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog” Stories, myths, and ancient legends, including this witches’ brew recipe from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, have long characterized bats as evil creatures of the night. But bats hardly deserve this reputation – many ecosystems would suffer greatly without theContinue Reading

Staking Out the Backcountry

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Thank goodness it’s Friday! You’ve hitched up the trailer, packed your groceries, loaded your gear, and finally rounded up the kids. You set out to your favourite weekend destination, your own slice of paradise in the backcountry. After a long trek along bumpy roads (with the kids alternating between watching forContinue Reading

Backcountry Trail Flood Rehabilitation Program

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks I am happy to say that the construction in Lost Creek and Goat Creek went very well. The trail is open for allowable uses; keep in mind that the OHV ban is still in place as the fire hazard remains high.   We are starting construction on the McGillivray CreekContinue Reading

Fish Alberta – Oldman River

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks From its rugged and remote upper reaches to its meandering path to join the South Saskatchewan River, the Oldman River watershed is known for its stunning natural beauty. To read more, click here. Reading

Bioindicators: No Backbone Required

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council Q: What is a Benthic Macroinvertebrate? A: Benthic macroinvertebrates (BMIs) are little creepy crawlies found in our streams and lakes. The word benthic relates to organisms found in the beds of our rivers and lakes. A macroinvertebrate is an organism that lacks a spine but is still visible to the naked eye.Continue Reading

A Week in the Life of the Outreach Assistants

FROM: Oldman Watershed Council It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it…! We were hired as seasonal Outreach Assistants as part of the OWC’s Engaging Recreationists project to inspire conversations in the backcountry with recreationists of all kinds, facilitate positive change and promote watershed health. This blog is an insight into our weekly routine, toContinue Reading

Video – Voices from the Land – Livingstone Range

FROM: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and Livingstone Landowners Group Ranchers and landowners from Alberta’s Livingstone Range discuss the need for better management of the province’s southern East Slopes of the Rockies. To view the video, click here. Reading

Alberta Fisheries Management – Fishery Productivity

FROM: Alberta Environment and Parks How many fish can be sustainably harvested from an Alberta lake? To answer that question, you need a basic understanding of biological economics.   To read more, click here. 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