Hoodoos, coulees, the meandering and calm Milk River, sage brush habitat, native grasslands, and even a mini–Grand Canyon (over one km wide) evoke the magnificence of this landscape’s majestic past.
Thor Resources Ltd., an ACA Corporate Partner in Conservation (CPIC), reached out to us in 2022 to proactively conserve, protect, and enhance 160 acres bordering the Milk River Natural Area, which supports many native plant and animal species, some of which are very rare. This land is not only preserved from development, it also gives Albertans easier access to 13,200 acres of wildlife habitat.
Milk River Badlands Conservation Site is located approximately 118 km south of Medicine Hat in County of Forty Mile. Along with Alberta Fish & Game Association (AFGA) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) has now conserved this land for Albertans to hunt native species, birdwatch, and hike the rugged terrain. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the elusive mountain (greater) short-horned lizard! Not quite deinos (terrible) sauros (lizard), but close enough!