ACA will work to conserve, protect and enhance our natural biological resources.
An Alberta where there is good stewardship of our natural biological resources, where habitats are maintained and improved, where people work together so that future generations can value, enjoy and use those resources.
Who We Are
Formed in 1997, the Alberta Conservation Association [ACA] is a non profit, non government association that works collaboratively to conserve, protect and enhance our natural biological resources. Evolving originally from the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund, ACA is now governed by a Board of Directors represented by conservation groups, industry, science, and the public at large. With the Boards direction, ACAs Managing Director oversees approximately 70 highly trained staff working across the province. ACA is a Delegated Administrative Organization under Albertas Wildlife Act. Our business is conservation; our product is information. ACA is non partisan and non regulatory. The Government of Alberta is responsible for managing the provinces natural resources. ACA has no role in regulating or enforcing resource use.
What We Do
Annually, ACA focuses several million dollars towards conservation efforts, delivering a wide variety of projects, programs and services across the province.
Research and data collection
Hands on project delivery
Monitoring, analysis and evaluation
Facilitation, collaboration of stakeholders
Industry information and public education
ACA receives funding from a variety of Alberta conservationists including significant contributions from hunters and anglers and a growing group of corporate partners. Every time hunting or fishing licences are purchased, ACA receives a portion of the funds to allocate to important conservation projects.
Our two major business areas consist of `on the ground` project delivery, and administering our Grant Eligible Conservation Fund. Our `on the ground` projects are grouped into three main business areas, Fisheries, Habitat and Wildlife. ACA is responsible in managing costs while maintaining scientific credibility and excellence as cornerstones in the services we deliver.