Southern Alberta Land Trust Society

The Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS) is a locally-based, rancher-driven, nonprofit organization with registered charity status, dedicated to preserving the ecological, productive, scenic and cultural values of Alberta's Eastern Slopes, prairie and foothill regions.

SALTS was organized under the belief that the most effective and lasting conservation solutions both originate and are maintained at the community level through empowering individuals with the necessary tools and vision.

The work of SALTS includes initiatives in the following key areas:

  • Conservation Easements - Informing people about the
    value of conservation easements and how such an easement can aid in succession
    planning, accepting donations of conservation easements, and monitoring the
    health and integrity of the easements already held by SALTS
  • Education – Educating the local community, the general
    public, industry, and government about the value of the native fescue grassland
    ecosystem within the Eastern Slopes, and the need to protect it from loss and
    fragmentation due to the cumulative effects of urban residential expansion,
    industrial development, and invasion by alien plant species.

  • Ecosystem Study and Protection – Promoting and
    coordinating scientific studies into healthy ecosystems, watershed issues,
    riparian health, native fescue grass, carbon sequestration, and appropriate land
    use policies.

  • Range Management and Monitoring – Fostering the
    development and use of appropriate range mapping, monitoring and management
    tools to help ranchers improve their understanding and stewardship of the native
    grassland resource and the associated watershed.

Contact Southern Alberta Land Trust Society

Alan Gardner
Executive Director
PO Box 45016
High River, Alberta  T1V 1R7
Phone: 403-282-7011
Cell Phone: 403-861-6808
Toll Free: 1-877-999-SALT (7258)
Fax: (403) 652-4786

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