Encouraging the appreciation, observation, study, conservation and protection of all components of the natural world.

© Linda Vaxvick

Regional Nature Groups


Nature Alberta (Federation of Alberta Naturalists) is an organization for 18 natural history clubs in Alberta, including Nature Calgary, with a province-wide focus on natural history issues and is the voice of Alberta’s naturalists. They have a quarterly publication, The Alberta Naturalist, and were instrumental in the completion of The Breeding Atlas of Birds in Alberta.
  Nature Canada – is a non-profit conservation organization with over 40,000 supporters and a network of more than 100 affiliated naturalist groups including Nature Calgary. Nature Canada’s mission is to protect nature, its diversity and the processes that sustain it.

Other organizations with an interest in nature in our region:

Alberta Conservation Association – conserves, protects and enhances fish, wildlife and habitat. Website includes wildlife research and status reports

Alberta Environmental Network – collection of news from Alberta environmental groups

Alberta Wilderness Association- provides awareness of Alberta’s natural spaces

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area- a 4,800 acre day use natural area

Bow Valley Naturalists – an active group in the Canmore-Banff area

Alberta Science Network – connects scientist with teachers to volunteer in classrooms

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Calgary Chapter

Calgary River Valleys – river valleys protection and water quality in Calgary

Canadian Wildlife Federation– conservation education

Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society  – rehabilitation of injured wildlife

Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation – rehabilitation of injured wildlife

Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society – volunteer driven support of Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Friends of Nose Hill – volunteers dedicated to the protection of Nose Hill Park

Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation – partner in the development of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park with the Alberta Government.

Nature Conservancy of Canada, Alberta – protect and steward Alberta’s natural heritage.

Paskapoo Slopes Preservation Society– protection of Paskapoo Slopes in Calgary.
Save the Slopes- protection of Paskapoo Slopes in Calgary.

Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation - observation and research on the Golden Eagle migration through the Front Ranges.

Weaselhead and Glenmore Park Preservation Society– protect and restore biodiversity in the Weaslehead/Glenmore area of Calgary.