Weavers Headwater Havens Conservation Report

October 2, 2013 - 1:00am

Some of the best-known National and Provincial Parks in the world are set in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. In the midst of international acclaim for these spectacular Parks, however, the area between them has been overlooked by all but a few.

This rugged, beautiful landscape in southern Alberta is a remnant stronghold for several vulnerable species — grizzly bears and wolverines, mountain goats and bighorn sheep, and native bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. Expanding human developments and roads, however, have fractured the landscape — with few safe havens for security or safe passages for movement in the face of changing climate.

But where are the key remaining places for wildlife and native fish? Where are the linkages across busy highways and mountain passes that will enable wildlife to move to meet both short-term and long-term needs? What land management options will safeguard these headwater havens of wildlife and water treasures?

John Weaver, senior scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, will present findings from his recent conservation assessment of southern Alberta.


Lebel Mansion Board Room
696 Kettles Street
Pincher Creek , AB