Ecological Conservancy in Alberta


Conserving Water, Wildlife and our Western Heritage

The Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS) is a locally-based charitable non-profit society dedicated to protecting the environmental, productive, scenic and cultural values of southern Alberta's grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands, both along the Eastern Slopes and in our prairie regions. This closely matches the drainage area of the South Saskatchewan River.

SALTS was organized under the belief that the most effective and lasting conservation solutions both originate and are maintained at the community level. We work to accomplish this by empowering individuals with the necessary tools and vision.

In Memoriam

On Tuesday July 19 we received the sad news that Harvey J Buckley passed away. Harvey has always been conservation-minded. He was passionate about the water supplies for Calgary and he once said: "This whole drainage supports that little place called Calgary". He and his wife Margaret knew the importance to protect wild life, water and saving the big open spaces that make Alberta so special. In 2014 his family protected a significant portion of their property under a conservation easement agreement with SALTS.

Harvey will be dearly missed by us at SALTS and the many other groups with which he was involved. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Buckley family.

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A Generation Passing

Sadly, in the past few months we have lost three wonderful people committed to foothills conservation and SALTS: Norman Simmons, Francis Gardner and Harvey Buckley

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Fall News

Award for Conservation


SALTS was recognized by the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative in a shared award for conservation in the Waterton and Castle areas.

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Contents © 2016 Southern Alberta Land Trust Society       Photo: Alan Gardner