December 12, 2010
Alberta Ecotrust Supports EALT’s Work with a Major Project Grant
EALT is delighted in the confidence which the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation has shown in our activities. They have awarded us a major project grant, to help with a unique conservation opportunity in a dry mixedwood area. There are many challenges in securing land, not the least being covering the professional fees and other costs of assessing and acquiring the land. More information can be found about our Glory Hills project at: http://www.albertaecotrust.com/node/324
Most of the Glory Hills are designated an Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) by the province, and have a provincial level of significance, yet ESAs don’t have protection policies. A location within an ESA is not a legislatively mandated protected area, despite the public value of its natural resources and ecological services. This is why it is so important to EALT to work on conservation within this area. The Glory hills are composed of hummocky moraine with uplands and pothole wetlands, and are particularly significant as duck breeding habitat, so the protection of natural shorelines is important for a variety of waterbirds, as well as for water protection. EALT also understands the value of corridors of conservation, for wildlife movement, biodiversity connections, and groundwater linkages.
Once EALT has finally secured the property, we will be developing a Management Plan, and working how best to steward the land to support its conservation values. All those interested in volunteering to assist in planning, monitoring and stewardship activities can make contact with EALT at 780 483–7578.
Further information about the Glory Hills can be found in the following article:
Conservation of unique Glory Hills close at hand – by Hanneke Brooymans, EdmontonJournal.Com December 12, 2010
October 4, 2010
Virtual Art Gallery Launched in EALT’s Culture-Conservation Connection
EALT is absolutely delighted to share its exciting new initiative – a Virtual Art Gallery .
This gallery has an incredible selection of works of art from local/regional artists, representing local/regional landscapes and wildlife. Words can’t describe them.
You will be truly touched and inspired to visit this art gallery.
Many thanks to all the fine contributors to this initiative!