Conservation Site Management

ACA’s Conservation Site Management (CSM) Project currently manages 344 Conservation Sites, 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 2018/19, we inspected and maintained 192 conservation sites. Our team also completed habitat enhancement projects on 63 conservation sites, including seeding of grass and forb species on 304 acres, planting food plots for upland game bird species, and removing old farming equipment, garbage, buildings, and other anthropogenic structures. Recreational access enhancements were completed at 14 sites, including construction of foot access gates and parking areas. We installed new project signs on 13 conservation sites and provided recommendations on 103 land use referrals and 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 ACA manages. Our success in managing and enhancing conservation sites is achieved using a collaborative effort with a growing number of partners and volunteers throughout Alberta.


Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Fish & Game Association, Alberta Trail Riding Association, Bow River Irrigation District, ConocoPhillips, County of Lethbridge, County of Newell, County of Warner, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Eastern Irrigation District, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Landowners, MD of Greenview, Medicine River Wildlife Centre, MULTISAR, Myrnam River Ridge, Riders Snowmobile Club, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Pheasants Forever – Calgary and Chinook chapters, Shell Canada Energy, Strathcona County, The Carbon Farmer Inc., Trout Unlimited Canada, Volunteer stewards, Westlock Whitetails Junior Forest Warden Club

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