Alberta Conservation Association seeks input from landowners on hunting

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Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) invites landowners to share what they’re experiencing, in a voluntary survey, to better learn what Alberta’s hunter/landowner relationships look like.

“Private landowners in Alberta play a critical role in wildlife conservation, including allowing for licensed hunting,” says Robert Anderson, Senior Biologist, Alberta Conservation Association. “If we want that to continue, it’s important that we listen to those landowners and adapt to their changing situation.”

ACA wants to hear from landowners who do allow hunters on their property and those who do not. This survey is part of a fact-finding mission and people’s input will hopefully lead to improved experiences for landowners and hunters. ACA respects participant’s privacy. If people want to remain anonymous, they can choose to not add your contact information.

ACA will publicly share survey results (minus the personal information) to initiate open discussion, input, and collaboration. To thank participants, ACA is placing surveys with contact information into a draw. Participants could win one of ten $100 gift cards. Participation will also contribute to wildlife conservation.

This survey will only focus on privately owned land and is part of a larger study. ACA will partner with Canadian universities and share the study’s findings in research publications.

This study was created with input from the University of Alberta, University of Waterloo, Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Wheat & Barley Commissions, Western Stock Growers’ Association, Alberta Crop Sector Working Group, and the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society.

Alberta Conservation Association provides educational outreach and awareness to keep conservation relevant while encouraging Albertans to use, enjoy and benefit from our rich outdoor heritage.

To conserve, protect and enhance have been part of ACA’s DNA for over 20 years. ACA’s work in conservation varies widely and can have staff brave -40° C weather to track wolverines or survey spawning habitat for world class brown trout.

ACA has “boots on the ground” for conservation projects that benefit Alberta’s wildlife, fish, and habitat.

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