Conservation Site Management

ACA’s Conservation Site Management (CSM) Project currently manages 370 conservation sites and 11 conservation easements, which include over 210,000 acres (approximately 85,000 ha) of titled and Crown land in Alberta. The CSM Project is responsible for ongoing management and enhancement of these sites; activities are guided by site-specific management plans. In 2019/20, we inspected and maintained 181 sites. Our team also completed habitat enhancement projects on 64 conservation sites, including seeding tame forage species on 80 acres, planting 376 trees and shrubs and food plots for upland game birds, installing wildlife-friendly fencing, and removing old farming equipment, garbage, buildings, and other anthropogenic structures. Recreational access enhancements were completed at 12 sites, including construction of foot access gates and parking areas. We installed new project signs on three conservation sites and a memorial stone at the MacConnachie Conservation Site. Staff provided recommendations on 25 land use referrals and 80 public inquiries. We also managed public access on two high-use conservation sites through a reservation system. Further, we continued discussions with Alberta Environment and Parks representatives to determine long-term partnership roles and responsibilities at Crown conservation sites that Alberta Conservation Association manages. Our success in managing and enhancing conservation sites is achieved through a collaborative effort with a growing number of partners and volunteers throughout Alberta.


Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Fish & Game Association, Bow River Irrigation District, County of Lethbridge, County of Newell, County of Warner, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Eastern Irrigation District, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Landowners, MD of Greenview, MULTISAR, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Pheasants Forever – Calgary and Chinook Chapters, Shell Canada Energy, Trout Unlimited Canada, Volunteer stewards

Annual Summaries

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Title Year Category
Conservation Site Management and Maintenance 2007-2008 3
ACA Conservation Site Management Plan Development 2007-2008 3
Conservation Site Management 2008-2009 3
Conservation Site Management 2009-2010 3
Conservation Site Management 2010-2011 3
Conservation Site Management 2011-2012 3
Conservation Site Management 2012-2013 3
Conservation Site Management 2013-2014 3
Conservation Site Management 2014-2015 3
Conservation Site Management 2015-2016 3
Conservation Site Management 2016-2017 3
Conservation Site Management 2017-2018 3
Conservation Site Management 2018-2019 3
Conservation Site Management 2019-2020 3