Land Conservation

As a leader in land conservation in Canada, the Foundation supports innovative approaches that preserve and restore natural spaces and revitalize Canadians’ connection with nature. Protecting and stewarding ecologically important lands is vital to our health and the wellbeing of future generations.

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Protecting Critical Habitats

Conserving and stewarding lands that are home to threatened or endangered species is vital to keeping and enhancing Canada’s biodiversity.

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Environmental Education

Providing hands-on opportunities that engages youth in nature and fosters the next generation of environmental leaders.

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Revitalizing Urban Green Spaces

Improving the natural landscape and building innovative partnerships to ensure the sustainability of city parks.

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Waterton Park Front

In 1997, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the Nature Conservancy of Canada embarked on an ambitious project to conserve critical habitat adjacent to the Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta. The Waterton Park Front lies within the Crown of the Continent, a critical wildlife movement corridor within the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation region. Several different ecosystems meet in this region, creating a special biosphere comprised of wetlands, lakes, rivers, prairie grasslands, aspen parkland, montane and sub-alpine forests. As a result, a wide variety of wildlife, plants and wildflowers can be found throughout the Park. This is prime habitat for grizzly and black bear, cougar, wolf, moose, elk, white-tailed […]

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