Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society - Southern Alberta Chapter (CPAWS Southern Alberta)
Our vision is to keep at least half of Canada's public land and water wild forever.
Southern Alberta’s wilderness contains a diversity of rich landscapes. From our picturesque prairie grasslands, rolling foothills, inspiring parklands, and into our epic Rocky Mountains—these places are special to us all. CPAWS Southern Alberta is dedicated to protecting and preserving our wilderness spaces today and for future generations. Wildlife in southern Alberta requires healthy, intact, and connected habitats. CPAWS SAB focuses on a landscape level approach to protection with a priority on ensuring the ecological integrity of wilderness areas are maintained so that threatened species, such as grizzly bears, have the space they need to thrive. Southern Alberta has many breathtaking wilderness areas. Parks and protected areas are a vital part of conserving these natural areas and the biodiversity they support. We need parks now more than ever. Establishing a network of connected reserves is necessary to maintain ecosystem services essential both for human health and species conservation.
CPAWS Southern Alberta provides award-winning environmental education programs for adults and youth in Calgary and the surrounding areas. Students learn environmental stewardship through our interactive programs. Since 1997, we have engaged over 100,000 students with environmental programs that link to the Alberta curriculum. We offer classroom programs and guided interpretive hikes for grades 2 to 12, as well as adult education for teachers and community groups.