Conservationists concerned over sale of Crown land in southern Alberta

The Alberta government has auctioned off a parcel of Crown land near Taber, Alta., to an anonymous bidder for $460,000, and that has some conservation groups in the area concerned. “It was our understanding that the government would not be…

Canadian Pacific gives $500K to Alberta wildlife corridor named for late premier Jim Prentice

Canadian Pacific has donated $500,000 to the Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor in Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass, officials said Wednesday. The Nature Conservancy of Canada said it has acquired more than 80 per cent of the required lands within the corridor area…

Elk Island National Park bison populating herds across globe ‘the cornerstone of conservation’

The bison you see in Elk Island National Park have relatives as far away as Scotland, Alaska and Russia. The park, though just a short drive away for Edmontonians, has expanded its reach around the world, thanks to its reintegration…

B.C. man spotted carrying fawn through liquor store fined by conservation officer

A baby deer that was carried by a man through a liquor store in Invermere, B.C. this month was quickly reunited with its mother, thanks to a B.C. conservation officer. The man, meanwhile, has learned a costly lesson about what…

UN says Canada’s plan to rescue Wood Buffalo National Park needs ‘considerably more effort’

The status of Canada’s largest park as a world heritage site remains wobbly after a United Nations body expressed grave doubts about a federal plan to rescue it. “Considerably more effort will be needed to reverse the negative trends at…

Large fire prevention project set to get underway in Banff

The roar of chainsaws are echoing through the Bow Valley followed by the smell of burning wood. Fire mitigation crews are hard at work trying to clear deadfall and thin out aging forests ripe to burn in and around the…