Wildlife in southern Alberta requires healthy, intact, and connected habitats. CPAWS SAB focuses on a landscape level approach to protection with a priority on ensuring the ecological integrity of wilderness areas are maintained so that threatened species, such as grizzly bears, have the space they need to thrive.

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Help protect grizzly bears in Alberta
Grizzly bears
Grizzly bears are an essential part of a healthy, fully functioning environment in Alberta. Their large home ranges make grizzlies an “umbrella” species for land use planning and management. This means that managing the landscape for grizzly bear populations also provides habitat for many other species, helps maintain healthy aquatic ecosystems and fisheries, and protects clean and abundant supplies of water for downstream users.
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Native Trout - Bull Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout
The cold running streams and lakes of western Alberta are home to a number of native fish including bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. These native species contribute to Alberta’s biodiversity, are sought after by anglers and act as indicators of our headwaters health.
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Sage Grouse
The greater sage-grouse is an icon of the prairies and likely Canada’s most endangered wildlife species. The Canadian population of sage-grouse has dropped dramatically in recent years.
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