FEDERATION OF ALBERTA NATURALISTSEdmonton, Alberta
“To be a strong voice for the greater appreciation and conservation of Alberta’s natural environment.” To achieve our mission, Nature Alberta: encourages Albertans to increase their knowledge and understanding of natural history and ecological processes; promotes the exchange of data and information among clubs and other conservation organizations; promotes the formation of new natural history clubs throughout the province; and provides a unified voice for naturalists on conservation issues.
Nature Alberta, known to long-time members as the Federation of Alberta Naturalists (FAN), formed in 1970 when the leaders of six local natural history clubs joined together to create a provincial federation of naturalists. The organization grew exponentially in the 1980s as it undertook the atlas of breeding birds project, which saw more than 1,000 volunteers contributing data from around the province. During this project, the Royal Museum of Alberta provided Nature Alberta with office ... Read More