Where SHARP Minds Meet

Thriving Lands, Sustainable Futures.

Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) supports landholders committed to conserving the distinctive grazing and ecosystem services on their land. An ACA project, the Species Habitat Assessments and Ranching Partnership (SHARP) is a voluntary and collaborative initiative to help landholders develop strategies for ecological and sustainable grazing.

SHARP operates in central and northwestern Alberta's grasslands along with Foothills, Parkland, and Boreal natural regions, where forest grazing is interspersed. We evaluate rangeland health and provide an on-site wildlife survey to provide suggested enhancements, benefiting both the local wildlife habitat and grazing needs. 

To achieve optimal results, we provide cost-shared habitat enhancements that yield mutual benefits for both wildlife conservation and ranching operations, such as wildlife-friendly fencing projects and off-site water systems, artificial nesting structures and pollinator plantings. SHARP strives to provide landholders with long-term profitability and environmental stewardship of their ranch.

For more information about SHARP, contact [email protected]

Corporate Partners In Conservation

Project Sponsors

  • Alberta Community Bat Program
  • Alberta Fish & Game Association - Minister's Special Licence Program
  • ALUS Canada
  • Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada - Habitat Stewardship Program
  • Government of Alberta
  • Landholders
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