Unit B

Module 3 ~ Lesson 3

Conservation in Alberta

Conservation biology is an important field of study to help preserve ecosystems. Conservation efforts range from simple monitoring programs to more elaborate efforts as described below.

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing owls are listed as endangered in Alberta. Human land development, pesticide use, and drastic weather conditions have threatened the species survival. Watch the video below to learn more about conservation efforts in Alberta.

Pest Control

Pest control is an important component of conserving native species. Knapweed, Canada thistle, and ox-eye daisy are just a few of the invasive weeds that threaten natural grasslands. Watch this video about Calgary's unique solution. The pilot project was successful, and the strategy continues to be used in Calgary.