Our biologists work with landowners across the province to ensure that Alberta's wild spaces remain wild. We have multiple ways of getting our boots on that ground (e.g., donations and corporate partnerships) but Timber Ridge is rare in that ACA owns the property in partnership with the landowners.
Glen and Kelly Hall, co-owners of the Timber Ridge Conservation Site, balance sustainable ranching and habitat conservation on 640 acres. Of agriculture and conservation working together, Glen says "[they] are going down the same track…we're parallel."
One of the considerations for ACA and the Halls was a watering system for the cattle. Forming part of the headwaters for Nanton Creek, natural springs on the land are vital to downstream users, including the Town of Nanton. The Halls have installed underground piping that channels the water into troughs to ensure springs and riparian habitat are not impacted by livestock.
We're proud to be partnered with these people on this stunning piece of land. "Over the past decade or so [the Halls] have really embraced what conservation and stewardship mean," says ACA Biologist, Mike Uchikura, "holding onto their principles of knowing what they do on their landscape affects the larger community."
For more information on land conservation, please contact:
Land Management Program