How can I get involved?
We know the incredible value of engaging local community members in conservation work. Public engagement builds stewardship capacity, creates an opportunity for groups to share knowledge and expertise, and strengthens partnerships. Most importantly, it gives community members a chance to share their passion for Edmonton's natural areas.
Master Naturalist Program
This program is an exciting opportunity for nature lovers who are interested in learning more about natural areas, ecology and naturalization in our city. Participants attend 35 hours of training and field trips, and in turn volunteer for 35 hours in activities that support natural areas management, protection, and education in Edmonton. The course is offered annually during the first three weeks in June (Tuesday and Thursday evenings and full-day Saturdays).
Natural Areas Advisory Committee
The Natural Areas Advisory Committee (NAAC) is a public committee that advises Administration on natural area policy issues. The Committee includes representatives of the University of Alberta, Alberta government, Urban Development Institute, local conservation organizations, as well as several citizens-at-large. For more information, visit the Natural Areas Advisory Committee webpage.
Volunteering with a Local Conservation Organization
Edmonton has a dedicated conservation community and many conservation organizations. The majority of these groups have volunteer opportunities available. If you are looking for an organization to volunteer with, please visit our Partnerships page, which lists some of the local conservation groups we've partnered with and their websites.
For more information:
Office of Biodiversity