Recent Items – 2002
April 15, 2002
MANNING — The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has received $5,000 from Gibson Petroleum to help conserve an important piece of wildlife habitat close to the Peace River.
The 319-acre Griffin property, 33 kilometres southeast of Manning, is just one kilometre from the slopes of the Peace River.
The Alberta Conservation Data Centre has ranked this property as nationally significant habitat for moose, elk, deer, black bear, golden eagles, bald eagles and osprey.
The donation is the first installment of a three-year commitment by Gibson Petroleum to assist NCC in its work in the Peace River Parkland.
Other partners in this project are the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The ACA will be responsible for the ongoing stewardship of the habitat.
“NCC is very grateful to Gibson Petroleum for this far-sighted contribution. We believe that entering into such partnerships with corporations and others is an essential part of our ongoing efforts to conserve the best of Canada’s natural heritage,” said NCC president John Lounds.
“We at Gibson Petroleum believe that the goals of the Nature Conservancy of Canada are consistent with our organization values and we fully support NCC’s work to protect some of Alberta’s most precious wildlife habitat,” said Gibson president Terry Gomke.
The NCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of plant and wildlife habitat. It plan of action is to build partnerships and develop creative conservation solutions with individuals, corporations, community groups, conservation groups, or government bodies that share its passion for the natural world.