ALBERTA CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Funding to support the Alberta Conservation Association comes from hunting and angling levies in Alberta, raising several million dollars each year for conservation programs and research in Alberta. The ACA employs 75 staff and has a broad membership across the province. The ACA funds a research chair in conservation biology at the University of Alberta as well as the Challenge Grants program to support research by university students. Through partnerships with various organizations and corporations, the ACA is involved in numerous research and enhancement projects.
The ACA was established to help in the sustainable management of Alberta’s wildlife and fish populations and the habitat upon which they depend, although it has no role in regulating land or resource use.
The four goals of the Alberta Conservation Association are:
- Goal 1: To ensure habitat securement, maintenance, and enhancement;
- Goal 2: The provision of biological and population data for use in Management planning;
- Goal 3: The perpetuation of sustainable use of wildlife and fish resources
- Goal 4: To broaden the base of financial and political support for natural biological resource Management.