SALTS’ primary focus is working to place conservation easements on Alberta’s most ecologically valuable private lands. As of the end of 2016 SALTS had 38 conservation easements protecting over 17,000 acres in areas located from west of Sundre to the border of Waterton Lakes National Park. This number continues to grow each year.
SALTS also works to facilitate stewardship projects with our landowners to improve riparian and range health. In addition, we do outreach and education work to help Albertan’s understand the broad benefits that come from healthy landscapes.
Although most of our easements so far are in Alberta’s foothills, SALTS is committed to the conservation of native grasslands and riparian areas anywhere south of the Red Deer River and we are open to projects in south central and southeastern Alberta.