CPAWS Northern Alberta has championed the protection of Alberta’s diverse natural heritage since our establishment in 1968 as the first regional chapter.

Become a Member!

To become a member of CPAWS, you must have donated to the organization within the past 2 years. As a member, you will receive benefits such as:

  • Free issues of our bi-annual publication, Canadian Wilderness delivered to your door
  • Chapter E-News and Action Alerts
  • Invitations to Chapter Annual General Meetings and Events

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We achieve conservation and legislated wilderness protection in Alberta through research, collaboration, and community outreach.


We aspire to an Alberta that embraces conservation and has a large protected wilderness network.

Core Values

We Value:

  • Wilderness, Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Collaboration
  • Community Engagement
  • Evidence-based Decision Making
  • Accountability

Annual Reports

Stay current with the chapter's most recent annual reports:









Meet some of our wonderful Community Partners!


Mountain Equipment Co-op

MEC has been a long time supporter of CPAWS Northern Alberta, through both funding, equipment donation, and inviting us to come chat conservation with customers at their stores.

Minute Man Press East

Minute Man Press East has been a wonderful supporter and partner offering us advice, quick turnaround, and discounts for all our printing needs!

Park Power

CPAWS Northern Alberta is excited to be a Community Partner of Park Power, a Sherwood Park-based retailer of electricity, natural gas, and Green Alberta Energy carbon offsets. Park Power is a positive member of the local community and through their Community Partner Program 10% of profits are donated to support of local non-profits. When you choose to switch to Park Power you can choose CPAWS Northern Alberta as the recipient to receive 10% of the profits from your power bills.


Spruce & Gunn

Spruce&Gunn is a nature-inspired brand for the modern adventurer! Their passion for adventure and the outdoors goes beyond their great style with a firm belief in the importance of keeping our wild spaces wild. A portion of the proceeds from every item purchased supports conservation efforts including CPAWS Northern Alberta's work. You can shop their comfy Ts and Sweaters here!


Bent Stick Brewing

Bent Stick Brewing, one of Edmonton's newest breweries, has partnered with CPAWS and Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative on our Love Your Headwaters campaign to raise awareness about the importance of the Bighorn Backcountry. Look for our co-labelled bottles at liquor stores and local establishments and keep an eye out for our coasters in your neighbourhood pub. The brewers at Bent Stick know that Great Beer needs Great Water and are stoked to be a part of its protection. Find Bent Stick beer near you.