Crowsnest Conservation Society


Meet like-minded conservationists. Get involved. Make a difference. Go outside and enjoy nature. Join us in helping create a sustainable and remarkable Crowsnest Pass.


  • Crowsnest Conservation Board – Join the board to help steer the course of Crowsnest Conservation Society.

Get Dirty for Nature:

  • Apple Network – Help community members who are unable to pick their fruit. Volunteers are assigned to apple trees, remove the fruit, and are welcome to take the fruit home to use for free.
  • Bioengineering Events – Assist in restoring native vegetation and reduce erosion in riparian areas by using native plants to strengthen bank stability.
  • Plant native trees, shrubs and grasses – Restore native habitat in riparian and upland areas.
  • River Clean-ups – Remove garbage in riparian areas.
  • Weed Pulls – Remove invasive plants and seeds in riparian areas.

Monitoring Programs:

  • Bear Rub Tree Program – Partnering with Alberta Conservation Association and the Government of Alberta, Crowsnest Conservation is assisting and supporting the identification of local bear rub trees and the collection of bear hair to gain a better awareness of current bear populations.
  • Streamkeepers Program – Using standardized monitoring protocols based on the Streamkeepers and Living Lakes Canada methods, volunteers compare the health of the watershed in different regions of the Crowsnest River over time.


  • BearSmart Committee – Join the BearSmart Committee and be part of helping the community of Crowsnest Pass go BearSmart. Generate new ideas and outreach education approaches. Assist in door-to-door BearSmart education. Help us pick fruit and remove bear attractants. Support the creation of a BearSmart waste management plan. The committee meets monthly.
  • Birding Committee – Help plan Connecting to Nature Events. Consider leading a nature walk or talk. The committee meets monthly to plan bird counts, hikes and educational events.

Community Education:

  • Trade Show and Community Events – Assist in manning Crowsnest Conservation’s educational booth, meet community members, discuss Crowsnest Conservation programs


  • Grant Writing – Help Crowsnest Conservation apply for program funding to achieve the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan.
  • Local Fundraising – Assist in local fundraising campaigns.
  • Casino – Every three years Crowsnest Conservation requires volunteers to work at Casino Lethbridge.

Office Work:

  • Marketing and Promotion – Assist in creating posters, resources and materials for programs. Donated photographs are always appreciated.
  • Website Work – Help maintain the Crowsnest Conservation website with relevant content.
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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