To achieve a significant and measurable conservation impact in southern Alberta


Conservation of open and natural landscapes that have important natural, agricultural, scenic, recreational and heritage values

What We Do

Western Sky protects critical watersheds in our region. We conserve vital habitats and provide managed public access for recreation and education. We also work with other agencies and organizations to further protect and enhance natural areas. We champion the conservation of environmentally sensitive lands that support the health of our watersheds.

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The Western Sky Land Trust will:

  • Accept donations, voluntary transfers of land, conservation easements and other agreements
  • Champion exemplary open space management and conservation practices
  • Conserve and nurture its assets from an ecological perspective including reclamation of habitat and wildlife corridors
  • Enhance opportunities for hamlets, villages, towns and cities to conserve open space
  • Partner with community-minded citizens, corporations, organizations and government to collaboratively to achieve our vision


Why We Created Western Sky Land Trust

Western Sky was created in the fall of 2005 at the request of Calgary region landowners and the general public who were concerned about the rate at which treasured landscapes were being lost. Forming an alliance with these landowners, and like-mind conservation organizations, private citizens, government and corporate partners, Western Sky began to conserve open space and natural areas in southern Alberta, particularly within the Calgary region.

Our approach to conservation is adaptive and flexible. We work with landowners to tailor a conservation plan to specifically meet their needs. Besides the generous support from landowners and Western Sky’s volunteers, our organization is funded by donations, grants and in-kind contributions from individuals, corporations, government and other not-for-profits.