2008

After a great deal of community consultation and input throughout the early 2000’s, the Edmonton City Council was approached to assist and participate in developing a land trust. Six community organisations representing a broad spectrum, came together to found it:

  • City of Edmonton

  • Edmonton Community Foundation

  • Edmonton Nature Club

  • Land Stewardship Centre of Canada

  • Urban Development Institute – Greater Edmonton Chapter

  • Legacy Lands Conservation Society

These groups were signatories to the agreement and became the Founding Members of the Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT), which was incorporated in 2007. A transition manager was employed to find and hire the Executive Director, who was hired in March 2008, when actual land trust organizational capacity building began.

2009

  • Secures Hicks (in Strathcona County, south of Hastings Lake)

2010

2011

  • Secures Ministik (in the north of Camrose County, adjacent to the Ministik International Game Bird Sanctuary)

2012

  • Secures Pipestone Creek (northeast of Wetaskiwin)

  • Partners with a private company to plant 30,000 trees on EALT lands

2013

  • Wins an Alberta Emerald Award for environmental excellence and partnership building

  • Publishes the first Guide to Species at Risk in Alberta

  • 3 Directors on EALT’s Board receive a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal

  • Plants another 250,000 trees on EALT lands

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

 
 Hicks

Hicks

 Golden Ranches

Golden Ranches

 Glory Hills

Glory Hills

 Pipestone Creek

Pipestone Creek

 Boisvert’s GreenWoods

Boisvert’s GreenWoods

 Coates

Coates

 Lu Carbyn Nature Sanctuary

Lu Carbyn Nature Sanctuary