It's Your Heritage

This is your heritage: clean water, blue skies, vast vistas, rolling native grasslands, cowboys, cattle and wildlife. And then the mountains; majestic backbone of North America. It has attracted and sustained Albertans and Native Peoples for generations but it's threatened.

The native grasses of the Pekisko Lands protect the watersheds of Southern Alberta, capture more carbon than a forest, nurture more wildlife than the national parks, attract tourists and provide a backdrop to Calgary. It's a place where legends begin.

It's About Choices

The native grasslands that are so important to the watershed functioning and wildlife habitat of the Eastern Slopes is gradually being lost. The choice to protect this foothills ecosystem would be wise as it will ultimately benefit all of us in southern Alberta.

The Pekisko Group is an association of families bound together by the common vision of a healthy and prosperous future for southern Alberta. They see themselves as stewards of the land, and the land they steward is a special place. Many of the member ranches have been in the same family for multiple generations and for more than 100 years. The landscape is a mosaic of private and public land held under grazing lease. The land generates clean water, air, biodiversity and economic benefit for Albertans and will do so indefinitely if the right choices are made now.

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