Alberta Land Trust Alliance
The City of Edmonton is a member of the Alberta Land Trust Alliance (ALTA), a non-profit, province-wide organization of individual land trust organizations and supporters.
The goal of the Alliance is to increase land trust collaboration, provide leadership, build capacity and promote awareness about land conservation in Alberta. ALTA strives to ensure that Alberta's future landscapes are rich in biodiversity and have strong ecological integrity.
The ALTA speaks as a unified voice on behalf of Alberta's 12 land trusts, including the Edmonton Area Land Trust.
Alberta Water Council
Established in 2004, the Alberta Water Council is a multi-stakeholder partnership with 24 members from government, industry, and non-government organizations.
The Council's primary task is to implement Alberta’s Water for Life strategy and to champion achievement of the strategy’s three outcomes of a safe, secure drinking water supply, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy. The City of Edmonton represents the Large Urban Sector on the Council.
Cows & Fish (Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society)
"Cows & Fish", formally the Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society, is an organization that strives to foster a better understanding of the value of riparian areas, and how we can manage, protect and restore them.
Cows & Fish is a partner of the City's Master Naturalist Program, and has run local riparian assessment and training workshops for Master Naturalists and other community members.
Edmonton Nature Club
The Edmonton Nature Club (ENC), which was created in 2004 from the former Edmonton Bird Club and Edmonton Natural History Club, seeks to develop an awareness of and encourage an interest in the natural environment among its members and the community through meetings, workshops, study groups, field trips and publications. The ENC also supports and promotes the protection of local natural areas.
The ENC is a partner of the City's Master Naturalist Program, and ENC members frequently mentor new Master Naturalists in stewarding local natural areas.
Edmonton and Area Land Trust
The City of Edmonton is one of six founding organizations of the Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT). The EALT is a non-profit, regional land trust, created in 2007.
The EALT is dedicated to conserving natural areas in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. The other land trust partners are the Edmonton Community Foundation, Edmonton Nature Club, Legacy Lands Conservation Society, Urban Development Institute, and the Land Stewardship Centre of Canada.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers - Edmonton BioKit Project
The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is a community agency that seeks to assist immigrants and refugees coming to the Edmonton area in achieving full participation in the community as well as contributing their experiences and skills to strengthen and enrich the lives of all Canadians.
The City of Edmonton recently partnered with the EMCN to develop a BioKit for recent immigrants to Edmonton. The BioKit, now available, provides information about local biodiversity, and includes activities that newcomer families can do together to learn more about Edmonton's natural areas, and feel empowered to help protect them.
Edmonton Native Plant Group
The Edmonton Native Plant Group (ENPG) is a community group committed to growing native plants and promoting their use in gardening and landscaping among the public.
ENPG volunteers raise native plants at the City's Oldman Creek Nursery, maintain native plant demonstration beds at the John Janzen Nature Centre and Muttart Conservatory, and care for plants in some City of Edmonton parks and natural areas.
The ENPG is a partner of the City's Master Naturalist Program, and members have provided mentorship to Master Naturalists in identifying and inventorying native and invasive plants in local natural areas. They have also welcomed Master Naturalists as volunteers at the Oldman Creek Nursery bed.
Evergreen is a Canadian non-profit organization that strives to make cities more livable by deepening the connection between humans and nature.
Evergreen is a partner of the Master Naturalist Program, and works with Master Naturalists on local schoolyard naturalization projects.
Living by Water (Nature Alberta)
Living by Water is an educational program administered by Nature Alberta that helps waterfront residents to adopt environmentally-friendly practices on their properties to help maintain shoreline health and water quality.
In Edmonton, Living by Water is working with residents living near natural wetlands and constructed stormwater ponds using homesite consultations, "workshops-in-a-box", and a detailed and creative handbook called "Living Near Urban Lakes", which was created by Nature Alberta and the City of Edmonton.
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) is a non-profit society committed to protecting and improving water quality and ecosystem functioning in the North Saskatchewan River watershed.
In Edmonton, the NSWA is involved with integrated watershed management planning, riparian assessment and public education.
River Valley Alliance
The River Valley Alliance (RVA) is an incorporated company with a goal of protecting, preserving, and enhancing the Capital region’s North Saskatchewan river valley park system for year round accessibility and enjoyment of its citizens and visitors.
Members include municipalities which hold lands in the Capital Region North Saskatchewan River Valley – the Town of Devon, Parkland County, Leduc County, City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County and City of Fort Saskatchewan. Each of the seven municipal shareholders appoints councillors and private individuals to serve on The RVA Board of Directors.
In 2007, the RVA released its Plan of Action for the Capital Region River Valley Park, which sets out plans to create an 88 km-long park along the North Saskatchewan River, covering more than 7,000 hectares.
WILDNorth (formerly the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides compassionate care for injured and orphaned wildlife and promotes understanding and respect for wildlife through education.
Learn more about WILDNorth.