What we do

CPAWS has helped protect over 40 million hectares of Canada's most treasured wild places while working closely with First Nations, government, industry and non-governmental organizations.

Issues

Parks and Protected Areas

Parks and Protected Areas

Alberta’s Parks and Protected Areas are spectacular examples of the province’s rich natural heritage and biodiversity. CPAWS actively campaigns to keep them this way and to expand their existing network. CPAWS' work focuses on both national and provincial parks within Alberta. In northern Alberta, we work with three national parks (Jasper, Elk Island, and Wood Buffalo National Park), and numerous provincial parks, wilderness areas, and public recreation areas. Learn more about Parks and Protected Areas
Forests and Land Management

Forests and Land Management

Land not falling within a park or protected area still needs to be respected and used responsibly. Government and industry need to be held accountable and encouraged to use best practices so as to manage impact upon the land. Learn more about Forests and Land Management
Wildlife

Wildlife

Maintaining intact wilderness is key to protecting Alberta's biodiversity. CPAWS Northern Alberta’s wildlife work focuses on habitat for large wide-ranging species such as the Woodland Caribou and Grizzly Bears.  Learn more about Wildlife
Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

Science continues to show us that getting outside and connecting to nature is important! Learn more about Connecting with Nature

Current campaigns

Protect Northern Alberta’s Headwaters

Protect Northern Alberta’s Headwaters

Northern Alberta's headwaters, located in the Rocky Mountains, provide a source of drinking water to our communities and critical habitat to many of our iconic species. Together with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, CPAWS is calling for better headwaters protection and management of headwaters by the establishment of protected areas in the government of Alberta's land use planning processes.

Learn more about Protect Northern Alberta’s Headwaters
Caribou and You

Caribou and You

Woodland Caribou populations are in serious decline in Alberta with crucial habitat areas experiencing development pressure. Scientific studies conclude that NO caribou herds in Alberta are self-sustaining.

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Help Bison get Wildlife designation in Alberta

Help Bison get Wildlife designation in Alberta

Help us revise the status of bison in Alberta and correct a mistake of the past. Bison are wildlife and are a critical part of a fully functioning ecosystem. Let’s revise our legislation to reflect this fact.

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North Saskatchewan Regional Plan

North Saskatchewan Regional Plan

The North Saskatchewan Regional Plan (NSRP) is currently underway! CPAWS Northern Alberta views the NSRP as an opportunity for the Government of Alberta to protect some key natural areas in the region.

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Stand Up For Jasper

Stand Up For Jasper

CPAWS is working to ensure Jasper National Park maintains its natural beauty and its ecological integrity

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Albertans want more wilderness protected

Albertans want more wilderness protected

Alberta is home to some of the world’s best landscape for recreation. The demand for outdoor recreation is growing as the population grows. However, we can literally love our parks and wilderness areas to death if we don’t have a plan for sustainable use for the future.

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Conservation Blueprint of Northern Alberta

Conservation Blueprint of Northern Alberta

The Conservation Blueprint is a tool developed by CPAWS Northern Alberta that illustrates areas of high priority for conservation in northern Alberta. It takes into account biodiversity, linear disturbance, forestry, and oil and gas activity.

Learn more about Conservation Blueprint of Northern Alberta

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