In 1983, the executive of the Alberta Fish and Game Association had the foresight to see that critical habitat was disappearing at a rapid rate in Alberta and they set out to create the Wildlife Trust Fund, the province’s first land trust. Since those humble beginnings, the Wildlife Trust Fund has grown to include over 100 properties across the province that encompass over 45,000 acres of important fish and wildlife habitat. The Wildlife Trust Fund Properties are found from the extreme southern reaches of the province all the way north to Manning. At the heart of the Wildlife Trust Fund are the members, clubs and zones of the Alberta Fish and Game Association and these land acquisitions were only made possible through their generous contributions and tireless fund-raising efforts. There are currently two acres of habitat conserved in the province for every Alberta Fish and Game Association member and that number is growing rapidly, thanks to the members.
The on-line atlas was created with financial support from the Minister’s Special Licence Program and the Alberta Conservation Association. Wildlife Trust Fund properties are open to all forms of recreation, including hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and family outings. In this atlas you will find a description of each property and the opportunities they afford. Please respect the foot-access-only policy and any special access restrictions as outlined and please respect neighbouring landowners’ property. As members of the Alberta Fish and Game Association, these Wildlife Trust Fund Properties belong to you and are something to be enjoyed and treasured.