NCC Adds 300 Hectares of Conservation Lands to Alberta Park

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On World Environment Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced the conservation of Hansen Ranch, a 365-hectare property located east of Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.

A conservation agreement with NCC has been placed on the property. This agreement voluntarily restricts the development rights on the land. It will ensure that it can continue operating as a working cattle ranch while maintaining the landscape in a natural, healthy, un-fragmented state.

“This ranch, located outside of Waterton Lake National Park, adds to a significant conservation network of protected lands that has been built up over decades,” said Bob Demulder, regional vice president, Nature Conservancy of Canada. “This project is an example of how working landscapes and conservation go hand in hand. Thanks to Shane and Laurel Hansen, and their sons Riley and Carter, we can ensure the family’s ranching legacy will carry on while also safeguarding these native grasslands that will continue to supply habitat for the many plants and animals that live along the Rockies’ eastern slopes.”

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