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Wetlands Alberta

Engaging Albertans to conserve and protect wetlands


Wetlands act as nature’s water filter, removing contaminants and trapping sediments.

News from June 2010

Conservation gifts for Canada's birthday

June 24, 2010

In celebration of our nation’s 143rd birthday, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is protecting 10 Gifts to Canadians.

These 10 exceptional natural areas — one in each province — have been secured to protect habitat for many species at risk. The ninth annual Gifts to Canadians is part of NCC’s ongoing efforts to celebrate and conserve Canada’s biodiversity from coast to coast. Regional events will be held across the country all week long.

Alberta’s gift: Kelly Ranches, Red Deer County, Alberta
This 320-acre (129-hectare) property features forests, shrublands and wetlands. It provides habitat for Mule Deer, Coyote, Moose and American Badger. It also provides breeding habitat for numerous waterfowl and is located close to several other conservation areas.

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