It's Your Heritage

This is your heritage: clean water, blue skies, vast vistas, rolling native grasslands, cowboys, cattle and wildlife. And then the mountains; majestic backbone of North America. It has attracted and sustained Albertans and Native Peoples for generations but it's threatened.

The native grasses of the Pekisko Lands protect the watersheds of Southern Alberta, capture more carbon than a forest, nurture more wildlife than the national parks, attract tourists and provide a backdrop to Calgary. It's a place where legends begin.

It's About Choices

The native grasslands that are so important to the watershed functioning and wildlife habitat of the Eastern Slopes is gradually being lost. The choice to protect this foothills ecosystem would be wise as it will ultimately benefit all of us in southern Alberta.

Coal Mining Threat

An open-pit coal mine in the headwaters of the Oldman River has been proposed by an Australian coal company. It has the potential to leach a variety of pollutants into the river thus affecting downstream communities who depend on it and the South Saskatchewan River for water. Read More.

Read the latest coal mine news:

An environmental coalition called Keepers of the Water made up of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, environmental groups and other interested parties is taking opposition to the proposed southern Alberta coal mine to the COP 27 meeting at Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November 2022.

Coal Mine Opposition at COP27 in Egypt

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Coal Mining Threat

We are making progress but
there is more to do.

Learn more here about the threat of open-pit coal mining to your water, the watershed, and our foothills natural grasslands.

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