Ecological Conservancy in Alberta

Conserving Water, Wildlife and our Western Heritage

The Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS) is a locally-based charitable non-profit society dedicated to protecting the environmental, productive, scenic and cultural values of southern Alberta's grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands, both along the Eastern Slopes and in our prairie regions. This closely matches the drainage area of the South Saskatchewan River.

SALTS was organized under the belief that the most effective and lasting conservation solutions both originate and are maintained at the community level. We work to accomplish this by empowering individuals with the necessary tools and vision.

In Memoriam - Jim Prentice

It was with great sense of loss that we learned of the death of Jim Prentice. Jim was a thoughtful, principled and generous person who had a passion for the environment. As a politician he was known for competence and the ability to get things done. For those who rode with him on the Headwaters Trail ride in July of 2009, a period when he was Federal Environment Minister, Jim was a symbol of the national importance of protecting the water sources and native fescue grassland of the southwest Alberta foothills. He was a man of vision and action. (And a good rider!) He will be missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Prentice family on their indescribable loss.

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We depend on the financial support of our members and friends to carry out our conservation work. Your personal donation can result in a matching donation from government and corporate programs.

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A Generation Passing

Sadly, in the past few months we have lost three wonderful people committed to foothills conservation and SALTS: Norman Simmons, Francis Gardner and Harvey Buckley

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Award for Conservation

SALTS was recognized by the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative in a shared award for conservation in the Waterton and Castle areas.

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