What We Do
We focus on conservation issues in Alberta from the Red Deer area all the way to the Northwest Territories border but, we know that environmental and conservation issues know no borders. Which means we often engage in issues that are province-wide and some and cross provincial borders (like our headwaters in the Rocky Mountains and in northern Alberta.)
Conservation and environmentalism can have a wide reach. At the crux of our work is a focus on effective land-use planning, species at risk, nature-based climate solutions and supporting Indigenous-led conservation.
A Legacy of Impact
Our vision is to see an Alberta that embraces conservation and shows leadership in protecting and building a large network of parks and wilderness areas.
175 Parks ProtectedWe successfully halted the Optimizing Alberta Parks Plan which would have seen over 175 parks removed from the Alberta Parks system.
Over 55 years of ConservationThe CPAWS Northern Alberta chapter was one of the first established regional chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) in 1968.
15,000Our wins are largely thanks to our tight-knit community of supporters and our growing membership across Alberta and beyond its borders. Thank you!
30%Canada has pledged to protect at least 30% of its lands and water by 2030 to meet international protection goals to halt and reverse biodiversity loss. Alberta has a long way to go with only 15.2% of public lands and waters protected.
Albertans for Coal Free Rockies
Coal mine development remains a risk to all living in Alberta and beyond its borders. The future of Alberta’s Eastern Slopes, and life-giving headwaters is still not secure. Send a letter for a policy that would protect Alberta’s Eastern Slopes and our headwaters forever.