Government of Alberta, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP)
Grants to Alberta land trust organizations to establish conservation easements and administer conservation projects. Funding is intended to conserve ecologically important areas, maintain biodiversity, prevent habitat fragmentation, and preserve native landscapes. These grants help establish and administer new conservation easements on private land and administer new conservation projects on land trusts titled land.
Funding can be used for:
- Securement of a conservation easement
- Land assessment and planning involved with a new conservation easement or donated title (e.g. undertaking a baseline survey)
- Administrative costs involved in obtaining or maintaining the conservation easement or donated title. Costs must be directly related to the project, examples include legal fees, accounting and book keeping
- Staffing costs directly related to the project
- Extension directly related to the project (e.g. educational signage); grant funding cannot be used to raise funds or increase membership
- Stewardship Endowment to ensure the continued protection and maintenance of the property
- When funded, development of new projects
Project proposals will be evaluated on Alignment with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) conservation priorities, which are centered around:
a. Maintaining large areas of native landscape
b. Conserving connecting corridors
c. Sustaining disconnected pockets of native habitat within fragmented landscapes
GrantWatch ID#: 186293
Project funding must be used within 3 years of the funding allocation date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To request an application package, interested Alberta Land Trusts should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To connect with the Alberta Land Trust Grant program:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)