As much as our Wildlife Program is about well, wildlife, it's about people too. People make conservation work, so finding common ground with others is a vital step in everything we do. From revealing data about the elusive wolverine to changing the outlook for pronghorn to the first in Alberta farming partnership that benefits wildlife, action is because of people wanting to make a difference. ACA's partnerships make the majority of our wildlife work possible.
This past couple years ACA worked on the widest variety of projects yet:
- We collected DNA from 14 marten, 177 fisher, 23 fox, 66 lynx, 1 squirrel, 4 weasel, and 110 wolverine hair samples during 2014. Trappers helped collect wolverine photos and DNA samples, and we discovered male wolverines use home ranges of up to 1,200 km2.
- Public hunting sites from Camrose to Cardston were used in the provincial pheasant release program, improving hunting opportunity over a broad geographic area.
- We partnered with a working farm to improve vibrant upland bird densities while maintaining a profitable farming operation.
- We launched the 4-H Raise and Release pheasant program with 4-H Alberta.
Recent Wildlife Projects
Please see the projects we are currently working on in our Annual Operating Plan.
- Working with Alberta's Trappers to Map Wolverine Distribution and Identify Conservation Risks
- Wildlife Habitat Initiative in Low Disturbance Zones – Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project
- Waterfowl Nesting Habitat Enhancement
- Waterfowl Crop Damage Prevention Program
- Upland Gamebird Studies
- Taber Pheasant Festival
- Sharp-tailed Grouse Habitat Inventory and Stewardship
- Restoring Natural Habitat for Wildlife
- Pronghorn Resource Enhancement and Monitoring
- Piping Plover Recovery Program
- Pheasant Hunting Release Program
- Habitat Legacy Partnership
- Effect of Industrial Disturbance on Wolverine and Lynx
- Demonstration Farm Project – Enchant Farm Upland Restoration
- Amphibian Monitoring Using Environmental DNA
- ACA/4-H Pheasant Raise and Release Program
- Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program
- Alberta Wildlife Status Reports
Visit our Wildlife annual summaries list to learn more about any particular project from any given year.