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.
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 […]Learn More