We are Conservation
For 20 years, Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) has encouraged all Albertans to enjoy the outdoors. Conserving the fish, wildlife and habitat resources we enjoy makes Alberta the beautiful and balanced place it is. Conservation is about keeping our connections to the past, getting outdoors now, and most of all—shaping our quality of life tomorrow as we take on the next 20 years.
Get out there. Fish one of our many stocked lakes, hunt game, pick berries or mushrooms (eat only the edible ones!), birdwatch, take pictures of the things you see, skip rocks in the lake, or snowshoe through the forest. In Alberta, your options are nearly endless.
We are Science
We want to make sure it stays that way. ACA biologists study the wildlife, fish and plants that live in our province and figure out ways to help them flourish (or not, in the case of invasive weeds). At any given time, our biologists can be found checking trail cams for wolverines or grizzly bears, measuring the oxygen levels in our lakes, securing vast tracts of precious habitat or celebrating over the confirmation of Alberta’s first yellow-bellied racer hibernaculum (it’s a type of non-venomous snakes’ den).
We are Education
A big part of what we’ve done is share what we learn about fish, wildlife and habitat with the general public. Whether it's a magazine article written about invasive species, a Facebook post talking about the differences between hunting and poaching, a local Kids Can Catch event or clicking through this website, we think it's important that you know all we've discovered. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are coming up with more and more ways to keep the public involved in conservation.
Our information comes from large, multi-year studies (often partnering with other groups or universities). ACA also offers three different grants. Albertans have great ideas and with the means to do so, can research new ways to conserve and enhance Alberta’s wildlife, fish and natural habitats. To date we’ve awarded over 16.7 million dollars.
An Alberta with an abundance and diversity of wildlife, fish and their habitats; where future generations continue to use, enjoy and value our rich outdoor heritage.
ACA conserves, protects and enhances fish and wildlife populations and their habitats for Albertans to enjoy, value and use.